Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rewriting History as We Know It - Goodbye Fred

As has been demonstrated by recent politcal events, those who live in academic ivory towers have a habit of ignoring or dismissing information which they find inconvenient or contrary to their preferred paradigm. I believe such is the case with the Bosnian Pyramids.

Egypt has the largest pyramid, but Bosnia's is the highest!
26 August 2008


Sarajevo Hotel Grand

This week experts from around the world have arrived in Bosnia to participate in the first International Coneference about the Bosnian Pyramids at Visoko. More than 120 people attended the conference on day three to hear experts presenting their arguments to answer questions surrounding the disputed Pyramids in Bosnia. Although a team has been excavating the site for the last three year it has only 'scratched the surface' of the pyramid's true nature, according to a number of the experts. Scientists in the fields of Geolgy, Archaeology and other sciences will work together to provide answers to these questions. At this stage, no tools or artefacts have been found that replicate discoveries in other pyramids around the world. Egyptian experts are comparing this project to Henry Carter's explorations. Having spent three years digging without any success, he found nothing. But Carter was lucky because he had access to rich Egyptian archives that helped him enormously. In the case of the Bosnian Pyramids, German archaeologists have found evidence of continious life at Visoko Valley including settlements of 10,000 people dating back some 6000 years. In bosnia, we do not have any archive against which to compare modern discoveries so the task is more complex. The APBPS Foundation announced that this confernece will occure every 2 years from now on and it hopes that Sarajevo will become the world center for exploring pyramids around the world. Experts from China and Egypt also gave presentations about pyramids in their native countries.

Zahi Hawass, omnipotent overlord of The Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt, has labeled the Bosnian Pyramids as "a pile of rocks". Last time I checked, rocks didn't form pyramidal shapes perfectly aligned with the compass directions. This isn't the first time Hawass has moved to stop exploration that would have disagreed with his "expert" opinion. He was also involved in halting the robotic exploration of the shafts of the Great Pyramid, denial of the evidence of water erosion of the Sphinx, denial of access for investigation of the potential Hall of Records housed under the Sphinx, and white-washing any number of other discoveries that don't agree with the status quo. Guess what Dr. Hawass? Eventually even you will have to acknowledge the preponderance of evidence that cannot be denied.

On a related note, I'd like to say goodbye to Fred Rydholm, who passed away last weekend. I never had a chance to meet Fred, but he seemed to be a very wise man who I would ahve enjoyed spending time with. I sure wish we had been able to attend the American Antiquities conference last October in the UP, but our current financial situation dictated otherwise. I greatly enjoyed Fred's book, Michigan Copper - The Untold Story.

From Superior Heartland:

Rydholm’s final years were devoted to the vision of building a museum in the U.P’s Copper Country where the world’s largest piece of float copper could be displayed to dramatically show the area’s peculiarly unique mineral heritage. As president of the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society, it was Rydholm’s dream to raise the necessary funds to accomplish this goal. Rydholm is survived by his wife, June, and his two sons, Fred K. (Pat Burke) and Dan (Kathleen Heideman). Rydholm willed that his remains be sent to the Michigan State University School of Medicine. A memorial service will be planned in the near future. Memorial gifts will be gratefully accepted by the Yellowdog Watershed Preserve, P.O. Box 5, Big Bay, MI 49808 (www.yellowdogwatershed.org); and the Ancient Artifact Preservation Society, c/o Judy Johnson, P.O. Box 216, Skandia, MI 49885 (www.aaapf.org).

Fred asked questions and did the math. He opened up my eyes to a world of possibilities I had never seen before, but once I considered them, there was no denying their logic. How could there have been a Bronze Age in Europe without a source of copper, which they didn't have on the continent? Where did the millions of tons copper geologically indicated to have been in Upper Michigan disappear to? How much of our heritage has been buried and denied? We will likely never have all the answers, but that doess't mean we should stop asking questions. Read his work, draw your own conclusions. I'll miss you, Fred.

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