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Builders bulldoze Mayan pyramid in Belize


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#1    DieChecker

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:47 AM

http://www.myfoxny.c...ramid-in-belize

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BELIZE CITY (AP) — A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract rock for a road-building project.



The head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology says the destruction was detected late last week.

Only a small portion of center of the pyramid mound was left standing.

Dr. Jaime Awe says he was sickened by the destruction of the Nohmul pyramid and temple platform, which date back about 2,300 years.

Photos of the portion that remained showed what appeared to be classic Mayan-arched chamber dangling above one clawed-out section.

The Nohmul complex sits on private land, but Belizean law states any pre-Hispanic ruins is under government protection.

Crazy!!!!!

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http://www.pasthoriz...es-mayan-temple

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Noh Mul. it’s name means the Big Hill but it’s not so big any more, this once towering and stout ceremonial center in San Jose/San Pablo has been whittled down to a narrow core by excavators and bulldozers. Whodunnit? Contractors who’re using the rich gravel and limestone content to fill roads in nearby Douglas Village.

http://www.7newsbeli...y.php?nid=25471

Edited by Saru, 14 May 2013 - 08:00 PM.
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:52 AM

I don't have the heart to even read more of this madness ....

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 12:54 AM

How awful!!! For gravel? Were they that ignorant or just not give a darn?


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:03 AM

Oh my god no.  Tell me this isn't true, so tragic.  History gone.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:12 AM

foolishness.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:50 PM

And you watch the company that did this will probably only get a minor fine :/


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

Really sad. :td:

View PostBavarian Raven, on 14 May 2013 - 01:50 PM, said:

And you watch the company that did this will probably only get a minor fine :/

Yeah most likely. :td:

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:11 PM

Unbelievable. I didn't fully take in the title of this topic when I clicked on it. I thought builders had accidentally damaged part of the pyramid with a bulldozer, by accident. Then was shocked when I saw the photo and read the article.

Edited by DKO, 14 May 2013 - 02:11 PM.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

Oh my god! This makes me want to cry! How in the world could they be so stupid and greedy!

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:28 PM

I know. When I read the article yesterday evening, I was like, "No, that can't mean what it implies". But then I googled some more and saw that they had indeed torn down a whole Mayan pyramid for limestone road gravel.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:09 PM

So they tore down some pos lump in the ground built by a bunch of idiots who believed in gods and sacrificed people who lost at games. Why is this upsetting people?

We don't have to preserve every damn thing our ancestors touched.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:14 PM

They could have made money from the pyramid as a tourist attraction.  Then they could have imported the stone from another source.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:18 PM

View PostZalanox, on 14 May 2013 - 10:09 PM, said:

So they tore down some pos lump in the ground built by a bunch of idiots who believed in gods and sacrificed people who lost at games. Why is this upsetting people?

We don't have to preserve every damn thing our ancestors touched.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

may as well go the extra mile
install a tollway on that new road
bunch of dirty ***********ers

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

Wow... what blatant greed.  It really is disgusting.  It's been part of the land and the people for over 2,000 years only to be brought down by a group of a holes.  I am ashamed of them.

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