A construction company seeking gravel to fill a road has destroyed a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid.
The Noh Mul temple lies on private land and appears to have represented an easy opportunity for workmen to pillage materials. The pre-Columbian ruins had stood at the site for more than two millennia before meeting an untimely end under the wheels of a bulldozer. The temple is now almost completely destroyed aside from the core mound of the structure that now stands exposed to the elements.
"It is incredible that someone would actually have the gall to destroy this building out here," said Dr John Morris of the Belizean Institute of Archaeology. "There is absolutely no way that they would not know that these are Maya mounds."
"Officials in Belize say a construction company has destroyed one of the country's largest Mayan pyramids."
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