posted on Dec, 23 2012 @ 10:39 PM
in the aftermath of the 2012 " apocalypse " , many things are left broken...
Ego's for some, bank accounts for others, and even the temples of the people who spawned large parts of the myth haven't escaped the frenzy.
AFP - Tourists flocking to Guatemala for "end of the world" parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological
site and urban center of the Mayan civilization. "Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage," said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical
adviser at the site, which is located some 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Guatemala City.
"We are fine with the celebration, but (the tourists) should be more aware because this is a (UNESCO) World Heritage Site," he told local media.
Gomez did not specify what was done, although he did say it was forbidden to climb the stairs at the site and indicated that the damage was
Critics complained that the event was really for tourists and had little to do with the Mayans. About 42 percent of Guatemala's 14.3 million
residents are native Mayans, and most live in poverty and endure discrimination.
Irreparable damage done, great, all thanks to some event that had no base at all in reality...
Thank 2012, here's to 2013 and not damaging / destroying ancient wonders.