Supplement of the Geological report of the brief geological inspection in the Visoko area, focused on the Visočica hill named also the "Pyramid of Sun"


It seems that the findings in a tunnel of the Visočica hill, near Sarajevo, are not disputable. What is more, there were found two monolith inscriptions, most probably representing a part of written legacy from ancient Bosnian inhabitants.

It is very interesting to compare the inscriptions (fig. #1, #2) found in the tunnel of the Visočica hill, with other ancient ("runic") European inscriptions. Mostly remarkable is the appearance of a letter, written as an upward arrow found on both of the inscriptions. This letter can also be found on the nearby Breza inscription (#3), as well as in many other ancient inscriptons along the north-south amber route. Here is a need to specifically point out to the Velestur inscription (4#), found on a hill in Slovakia, which resembles the most frequent use of this letter. The upward arrow is mostly being deciphered as a letter t, while the downward one is interpreted as a letter h (as in house).
The symbol that looks simlar to the letter E is most probably also representing the letter e (as in America). As you can see in the last chart, the letter e was present in a similar form in many ancient European scripts (including the oldest »neighbouring« Vinča script (#5)), though we must say that the nearest similarity in style is to be found in the later Adriatic Venetic (#6) and Roman script, especially in the Austrian Steinberg inscription (#7).
The left to right direction of the inscriptions is indicating its dating not before 4th century B. C., since before that period European writing systems were usually using the right to left direction of the letters (Venetic, Etruscan).
The position of the letters is also similar to the ones in the Norovgood-2 inscription (#8), which could point out to a Boustrophedonical reading of the inscriptions.

*Please contact Geological institute of Slovenia for a full report. The report was made by mr. Gorazd Žibret.

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#1 Napis št. 1/Inscription No 1.
Fotografija/Photo: Gorazd Žibret

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#1a Napis št. 1/Inscription No 1.
Fotografija/Photo: Gorazd Žibret

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#2 Napis št. 2/Inscription No 2.
Fotografija/Photo:
Fondacija Arheološki park

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#2a Napis št. 2/Inscription No 2.
Fotografija/Photo:
Fondacija Arheološki park

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Image#3 Napis iz vasi Breza, v osrednji Bosni, ki datira v 5. do 6. stoletje.
Inscription from the village of Breza in central Bosnia, dating from 5th or 6th century.


Image#4 Napis, ki ga je odkril P. Kriško na gori Velestur, na Slovaškem./
An inscription, found by P. Kriško on Velestur, a mountain peak in Slovakia.

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#5 Etruščanska/Latinska/Vinča pisava.
Etruscan/Latin/Vinča script.
(L. Vuga)


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#6 Pisava s področja jadranskih Venetov (5. st. pr. n. št.)/
The Venetic script from the Adriatic region (5th Century B. C.).

   
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#7 Napis z gore Steinberg/The Steinberg inscription, Austria
Fotografija/Photo: R. Petrič; reportaža iz konference Staroselci 06.

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#8 Napis iz Novgoroda-2, zač. 11. st.. 32 znakov verjetno predstavlja bustropedonski način pisanja./
The Novgorod-2 inscription, first quarter of the 11th century.
In the right part of the fragment there are 32 symbol. The inscription was probably made in Boustrophedon.