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Disbelief’ as ancient 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid is bulldozed and used for road fill in BelizeA construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced on Monday.The head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Jaime Awe, said the destruction at the Nohmul complex in northern Belize was detected late last week. The ceremonial centre dates back at least 2,300 years and is the most important site in northern Belize, near the border with Mexico.“It’s a feeling of incredible disbelief because of the ignorance and the insensitivity … they were using this for road fill,” Awe said. “It’s like being punched in the stomach, it’s just so horrendous.” (Jaime Awe / AP Photo)

Disbelief’ as ancient 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid is bulldozed and used for road fill in Belize
A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced on Monday.

The head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Jaime Awe, said the destruction at the Nohmul complex in northern Belize was detected late last week. The ceremonial centre dates back at least 2,300 years and is the most important site in northern Belize, near the border with Mexico.

“It’s a feeling of incredible disbelief because of the ignorance and the insensitivity … they were using this for road fill,” Awe said. “It’s like being punched in the stomach, it’s just so horrendous.” (Jaime Awe / AP Photo)

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    This is so fucked up.
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    I have no words.
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    are you fucking shitting me.
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    Awe said! Really says enough!
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    Fuelling progress through stupidity
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    Ignorant fucks
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    Crazy. Heritage, art, architecture all lost.
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    This is basically cultural genocide. My heart goes out to all the Maya and the people of Belize because if I feel this...
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