[Sticky] Volunteers Needed For The 15th Anniversary Summer 2020 Excavation Season
The Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation is putting out a request for all those interested in the work being conducted within the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids to assist with this year’s upcoming excavations.
Work will be conducted on the surface of the Bosnian Pyramid of Sun and Moon and Vratnica Tumulus. Previous years excavations will be cleaned, refreshed and extended as well as new trenches being dug to reveal more of the artificial nature of the pyramids.
Despite the success of the previous two years, excavations within the Ravne3 Tunnels are still in their preliminary stages. The discovery of the two drywalls came at the end of the 2019 season and there is still one of two chambers yet to be fully excavated.
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Within the second, unexcavated chamber there is still a huge potential to find more artefacts and drywalls within the open sections of the Ravne3 Tunnels. The two identified drywalls already discovered also confirms the presence of more infilled passages that will need to be emptied of their blocking material so they may be explored further.
The principle goal of the Ravne Tunnels excavations is to gain subterranean access into the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, which lies approximately 2.5km away from the Ravne Tunnels entrance. Due to the nature of the work, even with the help of energetic volunteers, the progress to reach this goal has so far been slow.
Since 2006, there have been three instances where open sections within the Ravne Tunnel network, free from blocking material, have been found. Their presence substantially quickens the rate at which the Ravne Tunnels can be explored and so there is always the hope to find more of these empty passages as we excavate through the blocking rubble.
By complete chance, in winter of 2019 while landscaping and maintenance work was being conducted within the grounds of the Ravne Park Complex, workers of the foundation uncovered yet another opening into the Ravne Tunnels Network. This opening led to more tunnels free from blocking material and is the closest tunnel section to the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun yet located.
The discovery of the Ravne4 Tunnels has saved several years’ worth of excavations towards the Sun Pyramid and as such is now the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundations excavation priority for 2020. Besides the initial prospecting, work has barely begun at this newly identified location.
It will be an extraordinary opportunity for all those who come to assist with the excavations this coming summer to be a part of this ground-breaking discovery.
Numerous branching passages, chambers and drywalls have so far been observed inside the Ravne4 Tunnels, with several of these passages heading south, in the direction towards the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, the biggest and oldest pyramid in the world.
For more information about the Bosnian Pyramid Volunteering program and how to apply please visit the official Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun Foundation webpage.