WITH tree-covered slopes that rise to a pointed summit, the mountain overlooking the Bosnian town of Visoko resembles any other ordinary hillside in the Balkan state.
Yet thousands of yearly visitors – including high-profile stars like Serbian tennis champion Novak Djokovic– don’t see it that way.
Despite scientists’ efforts to debunk the claims, large numbers of people still believe the hill is an ancient man-made pyramid with magical healing powers.
Djokovic, who is known for his new-age spiritual interests, has made two trips this year, hailing the site as a “paradise on earth.”
The mountain is now home to a controversial pyramid park, the work of Semir Osmanagic, a 60-year-old self-styled explorer who “discovered” the site just outside of Sarajevo in 2005.
“I saw this hill covered with fir trees and vegetation, its slopes perfectly oriented towards the cardinal points,“ Osmanagic, wearing a leather jacket…