Semir Osmanagić (born February 3 1960 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia, also known as Sam Osmanagich) is a Houston, Texas resident author and contractor in metalworking.
Osmanagić was contacted in April 2005 by Visoko Museum director Senad Hodović and began an investigation of Visočica hill. He has subsequently wrote a book promoting the idea that there might be a pyramid, and established a charitable foundation to fund the promotion and investigation of the site.
Osmanagić's theories and credibility have come under considerable criticism since he came to prominence over the excavations at Visočica
. For example, in an article in Archaeology Magazine
, Mark Rose refers to the following quotations from Osmanagić's book The World of the Maya
, which he suggests includes "bizarre notions", such as that "the Maya and others are descended from Atlanteans who came from the Pleiades
- "It is my theory that the Maya should be considered watchmakers of the cosmos whose mission it is to adjust the Earthly frequency and bring it into accordance with the vibrations of our Sun... Their ancestors, the civilizations of Atlantis and Lemuria, erected the first temples on energy potent points of the Planet. Their most important function was to serve as a gateway to other worlds and dimensions."
- Misterija Anasazija (Mystery of the Anasazi)
- Kosmička misija Maja (The World of the Maya)
- Civilizacije prije početka zvanične historije (Alternative History)
- Bosanska Piramida Sunca (The Bosnian Sun Pyramid)