I wasn’t too surprised by some of the responses to the Bosnian Pyramid posts, though the quantity was high. One reason for not writing more on it was the sheer number of visitors. I’ve had to pay for increased bandwidth which I can’t really afford to do again. There were a few people that noted I was an idiot, which told me nothing I didn’t know already, but no flaws in my reasoning. I assume that means that everyone accepts that the press releases coming out from Visoko are so nonsensical even an idiot can spot the errors. Therefore if you want to archaeologically examine the hill to find out what happened there in the past then the dig is probably a bad idea. There are lots of important things on the site and Osmanagić doesn’t seem to be aware of the problems he has recording it. Or else doesn’t care. But is the dig really about finding history or creating myth?
“And if it’s not a pyramid, then we make one,” said a man from Visoko after we asked him what he thinks of the pyramid shaped hill.
Nearby, the manager of a food factory was flogging “Bosnian Sun Pyramid” pralines. Hawkers sold hastily printed T-shirts and brandy in pyramid-shaped bottles while craftsmen turned out pyramid souvenirs. Retiree Rasim Kilalic turned his weekend home near the dig into a café. “Please God, let them find a pyramid,” he said, rushing to serve crowded tables.