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Bulldozers destroy 3,200-year-old Mayan pyramid in Belize

Fox News
May 13, 2013

Heavy construction equipment sits dormant at the remains of a partially destroyed Mayan temple, part of the 3,200 year old site known as Noh Mul or “Big Hill.” (7NewsBelize.com / Jules Vasquez)

BELIZE CITY –  Bulldozers and backhoes have essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids, which survived millennia of storms, rain and wind only to succumb to a construction company seeking gravel for road fill.

The head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology says the destruction was detected late last week, and only a small portion of the center of the pyramid mound was left standing, according to the Associated Press. 7Newsbelize.com, the website for TV channel 7 in the small Caribbean country, accompanied a handful of archaeologists to the site recent.

They described the destruction as “intolerable.”

[hat tip: Louise Koster]
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