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Frankly, I see no reason to worship old stuff unless it is exceptional.
I'll tell you what is sacrilege: Ripping off the facing stones of the Great Pyramid to use to build Cairo. And now there's a Muslim movement to take down the Pyramids altogether because they were built by heretics who did not believe in Allah and worshiped multiple deities. The Taliban destroyed ancient Buddhist statues because of the same thing. Now THAT'S criminal.
Bargain-hungry Mexican shoppers have flocked to a new Wal-Mart supermarket that environmentalists claim will threaten one of the nation's treasures.
It is located in a buffer zone that is part of the archaeological site, but where hundreds of other, mainly smaller businesses have sprouted in the past decade or more.
Mexico's national anthropology institute that oversees the ruins - located outside Mexico City - has said that the store poses no threat.
The United Nations and the Paris-based International Council on Monuments and Sites also "signed-off" the store.