The Egyptian Pyramids

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When an individual tends to think of pyramids, their mind usually wanders off the the great pyramids of Giza, or just the Egyptians in general. What many are not aware of though, is that in there are pyramids of various shapes and sizes in many different parts are the world, with some of them being found in unexpected locations. In 2008, a set of three “pyramids” were found in Visoko, Bosnia. Bosnia is located in Eastern Europe near Croatia and Serbia, and the discovery of these pyramids was quite shocking to some archeologists and most of the world.

The archaeological site, now called the Bosnian Valley of the Pyramids didn 't look like the way one might imagine a pyramid to appear. These pyramids were seen as a tumulus. “A tumulus is a
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Underneath that, there was man made sandstone and natural materials. Experts determined that when the Pyramid of the Sun was built in the town of Visoko, the materials were heated to at least five hundred degrees. That provided a very hard and sturdy base. In fact, so sturdy, that studies from the University of Paris determined that the concrete used to make the pyramid of the sun is five times stronger than concrete being made today. Samples of the concrete were also determined to be composed of calcium/potassium geopolymer cement which is, like said earlier, much stronger and five times more water resistant than any cement humans can make, even in today 's modern world. This determination was made by Dr. Joseph Davidovits, who founded the French Institute of …show more content…
These objects are very heavy, the heaviest one found so far at the pyramids to be eight hundred tons. They are rounded/egg shaped and are made out of geopolymer cement. They have a base on the bottom and a lid on top. These items appear to be man made due to their perfected shape and detachable lid. As the excavations continue, more information comes pouring in about the civilization that built these

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