Bulldozer destroys Mayan pyramid in Belize

AP:

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 center dates back at least 2,300 years and is the most important site in northern Belize, near the border with Mexico.

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    Fucking bullshit!!!!! What the fuck were they thinking?? You dont fucking go destroying what’s left of an ancient...
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    This makes me very sad.
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    WHATTHAFUCKK
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    How exactly did they miss this factoid:ancient temple, do not destroy!!!????!?!???
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    This is physically painful to me.
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    oh hell no