From the Washington Post: Maya Pyramid Bulldozed in Belize by Construction Company

Not as uncommon as you might think…

History Kicks Ass!

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The Washington Post article is here:  Road-builder bulldozes one of biggest Maya pyramids in Belize; police open criminal probe

A quote from the head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Jaime Awe, as written in the article:

“Just to realize that the ancient Maya acquired all this building material to erect these buildings, using nothing more than stone tools and quarried the stone, and carried this material on their heads, using tump lines,” said Awe. “To think that today we have modern equipment, that you can go and excavate in a quarry anywhere, but that this company would completely disregard that and completely destroyed this building. Why can’t these people just go and quarry somewhere that has no cultural significance? It’s mind-boggling.”

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