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Diggin' Archaeology!: Update 5/14/13

Posted 5/14/2013 12:05 AM by Michele Koons | Comments

MAYA PYRAMID DESTROYED

 

A construction company destroyed a major Maya ceremonial center in Belize while quarrying for materials to build a road. Even though the site was on private property, it is illegal to destroy any ancient Maya site in the country.  The blind destruction of archaeological sites for development purposes is a huge problem not only in Belize, but globally.  

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-22521669

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2013/no-more-noh-mul-contractor-bulldozes-mayan-temple

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