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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A 2,300-year-old Mayan Temple Demolished in Belize

And people thought demolishing a 123-year-old church was bad in Watervliet...

The AP is reporting that the majority of a Mayan pyramid was razed, even though the area is under government protection since it's a pre-Hispanic plot of land.

Construction equipment, including a backhoe claw, were discovered on Friday at the site. A small portion of the center of the pyramid mound is left standing, according to the AP.

As archeaologists said in the article - this is just despicable.

(AP photos from the site)


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