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Oops, history bulldozed for stones

4 years 2 weeks 2 days ago May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013 Monday, May 13 2013 May 13, 2013 6:53 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

BELIZE CITY, BELIZE- A pyramid built by the Mayans 2,300 years ago was reduced to rubble in Belize by a construction company that wanted to extract the rock and stones for a new road. Only a small portion of the pyramid mound was left standing. The head of the Belize Institute of Archeology says he was sickened by the destruction of the Nohuml pyramid and temple platform. The Nohmul complex is on private land but the law in Belize states any pre-Hispanic ruins are under government protection. Photos of the portion that remains show what appear to be a classic Mayan-arched chamber dangling above a clawed out section. The construction company used backhoes and bulldozers to get the rock and stones from the pyramid.

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