In a small village called
in the vicinity of
, were reported accidentalarchaeological discoveries of great importance. We went to see.
: View onto the
valley; Bosnian pyramid of the Dragon (left) and Sun in the background
ust ten minutes of driving, about four kilometers south-east from
, situated in the heart of the
valley, lies the small village of
valley extends out into thegreen space for several kilometers towards Sarajevo. Surrounded by refreshingly green hillsand small creeks, the village of
, a village of a few hundreds inhabitants, seems to open anew page in Bosnian history by revealing the traces of prehistoric monumental buildingshidden beneath apparently “insignificant hills”. The team composed by Dr. Aly Barakat, Dr.Abu Bakr Moussa, Faris Ličina, Maxim Yakovenko, Gabriele Lukacs & Co. and me went to visit the place in order to investigate the truthfulness of what architect Faris Ličina has reportedpreviously to us.A successful Bosnian immigrant, who lives and works in Italy, recently built a gorgeous villajust next to the main road that passes through the village of
. The owner, who purchasedthe hill from a farmer who lives in the village, engaged a local construction company for thebuilding of the villa. The preliminary works consisted in cleaning the hillslope from vegetationand dirt removal from the southeastern portion of the hill starting from its base. According tothe owner’s mother, who assisted since the beginning at the excavation works, the workersencountered problems in removing the soil immediately at the base of hillslope where theycame across a row of megalithic stone blocks. After having removed the first row of stoneblocks, the workers thought the problem was solved, but very quickly they faced the samedifficulty in proceeding forward, because after the first row of stone blocks there was anotherone, and another, and another… raising stepwise in accordance with angle of hillslope. At acertain point the workers also came across a skull, then two graves with skeletons and atombstone (
). After having dug into the hill for about 30-40 meters, and having carriedaway more then ten truckloads of stone blocks, the owner was forced to stop definitely theexcavation works because digging into the hill became too laborious and expensive.