Mysterious giant sphere unearthed in forest divides opinion

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  1. EricPeterson

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...t-sphere-unearthed-in-forest-divides-opinion/

    Mysterious giant sphere unearthed in forest divides opinion
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    Suad Keserovic cleans a stone ball in Podubravlje village CREDIT: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC
    11 APRIL 2016 • 8:28PM


    This round rock could be the oldest stone sphere made by human hands, says Bosnian archaeologist Semir Osmanagic.

    Discovered in a forest near the Bosnian town Zavidovici, the ball has a radius of between four and five feet, and an "extremely high" iron content.

    Dr Osmanagic believes the sphere proves the existence of an advanced lost civilisation dating back more than 1,500 years ago.

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    According to his fellow researcher Dr. Sam Osmanagich, the region used to have many more of the spheres well into the 20th century. Many were apparently destroyed in the 1970s due to rumours there was gold hidden in the middle of them.

    Dr Osmanagic, known as "the Bosnian Indiana Jones," hit headlines in 2005 when he claimed that a cluster of hills in Bosnia's Visoko Valley was in fact the site of ancient pyramids linked by a network of underground tunnels.

    While his claims were mocked by some, the Bosnian government gave financial backing enabling excavations to be carried out in the region. Nedzad Brankovic, Bosnian Prime Minister at the time: "We were told the world was laughing at us ... but there is no government in the world that should stay quiet on things which are positive."

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    CREDIT: REUTERS/DADO RUVIC /SUAD KESEROVIC CLEANS A STONE BALL I
    Anthony Harding, the president of the European Association of Archaeologists, described the Visoko excavation as "a total absurdity", saying: "There is some genuine archaeology on the hill and I'm told it's medieval, possibly Bronze Age or Roman. But the speculation that there could be a 12,000-year-old structure beneath is a complete fantasy and anyone with basic knowledge of archaeology or history should recognise that."

    In 2016, critics are once again lining up to poke holes in Dr Osmanagic's rather grand claims. Discussing the Zavidovici spehere, Mandy Edwards of the University of Manchester's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences told MailOnline the rock may not be man-made at all, and have been formed by the "precipitation of natural mineral cement within the spaces between sediment grains" - a process known as concretion.

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    Pretty cool!

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    keep digging, you'll find the other ball, and the whole statue of the guy!
     
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    Relic of an Accept video?
     
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    Imagine the size of those bowling pins!
     
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    Looks like the guy never finished.

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    I wonder if it's a geode?

    "Many were apparently destroyed in the 1970s due to rumours there was gold hidden in the middle of them." :facepalm :peenut:FM:bitch
     
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    Cut it in half and find out?
     
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    Just a mutated sheep dropping.
     
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    When he says the oldest stone sphere made by human hands I roll my eyes. I am pretty sure I have seen spheres in Greco-Roman statuary that is significantly older. Stone spheres used as sling ammo are double this age that are known.
     
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    This....this means something.
     
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    I thought maybe 1,500 was a typo. That's not even old. Then they jump to 12,000 year old pyrimad mountains.
     
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    Seriously, nobody's posted the "Aliens..." dude yet?
     
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    youd think a perfect sphere would be more perfect. and more spherical.
    kind of looks like a shiny rock. :dunno
     
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    I'm not sure why you posted all that info into the OP.

    A simple headline and

    Click here for more

    ...would have been sufficient.

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  16. milli vanilli

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    Pretty sure I have a set of stings slightly older than that. Was the ancient's secret to brown sound...
     
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  17. EricPeterson

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    Actually it is really easy, when you copy and paste the article over the new software takes care of all the coding for the pictures and such. Actually it is easier than creating a custom hyperlink IMO.
     
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    A straight answer? Really? Come on, man.
     
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    Sam Osmanagic is full of doodoo. Read up on his involvement with the Bosnian "pyramids."
     

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