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The largest ancient pre-Columbian Mayan archeological site in the world, Guatemala's UNESCO World Heritage site at Tikal, sustained "irreparable" damage from tourists throwing doomsday tourism parties last week. Some of the 7,000 revelers—hopped up on a combination of liquor and self-entitlement—scaled the steps of the site's ancient Temple of the Mask pyramid.
Originally posted by TheCanuckian
reply to post by ZetaRediculian
People do stupid things then regret it later. I am sure you have done stupid things and later regretted it.
Sometimes people don't think before they act. Some don't even care.
In this day and age it should not surprise you.
“Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the site, which is located some 550 kilometers 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 irreparable.
Originally posted by lobotomizemecapin
so some people ruined some ruins?
Well thats what they get for for having a calender that didnt have an infinite amount of years months and days
Originally posted by ZetaRediculian
So we have ruins that stood the test of time for thousands of years only to have you people ruin the ruins.
Seriously? I don't get it.
Please enlighten me.
Originally posted by Jay Electronica
The author sounds like he's making this up and I don't believe him... Digital cameras and picture phones are incredibly common, why aren't there any pics of the damage ?