Archaeologists unearth medieval artifacts in Bosnia and Herzegovina

September 19th, 2008 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, September 19 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has unearthed significant artefacts from the 14th and 15th centuries in Bosnia and Herzegovinas Mt. Visocica.

These include eight pieces of Gothic architectural carvings and parts of glass vials dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries, imported from Venice and principalities of todays Germany, as well as numerous pieces of ceramic.

They have also found 20 silver objects dating from the 15th-century.

Summer excavations at Bosnia and Herzegovinas Mt. Visocica yielded these results, but not the kind an entrepreneur turned amateur archaeologist was looking for.

Semir Osmanagic, a US businessman of BiH origin, has invested large amounts of his own money in a personal quest to unearth what he says are Europes first pyramids.

But, his claims have not yet been corroborated. Instead, an archeological team said over the summer that it has unearthed significant artefacts from a more recent era.

This demonstrates that much attention was devoted to the town where the medieval Bosnian kings resided from time to time, said team leader Lidija Fekeza.

Once we remove the vegetation from the top of Mt. Visocica, we will finally see how this medieval Bosnian locality used to look, she added. (ANI)

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