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posted on May, 14 2013 @ 04:25 PM
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What is the world coming to when we can't even be bothered to save precious ancient relics so our children can learn where we came from?

To me this is akin to burning the Library at Alexandria.


CNN) -- A Mayan pyramid that has stood for 2,300 years in Belize has been reduced to rubble, apparently to make fill for roads.

Local media in the Central American country of 334,000 people report the temple at the Noh Mul site in northern Belize was largely torn down by backhoes and bulldozers last week.

"This is one of the worst that I have seen in my entire 25 years of archaeology in Belize," John Morris, an archaeologist with the country's Institute of Archaeology, told local channel 7NewsBelize. "We can't salvage what has happened out here -- it is an incredible display of ignorance."

The institute's director, Jaime Awe, called the destruction "one of the worse set of blows I have felt philosophically and professionally."

"What happened there is both deplorable and unforgivable," Awe told News5 in Belize.


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What say you ATS? Is it OK to demolish our ancient heritage?

~Tenth




posted on May, 14 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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And a drive-in theater in my hometown that I used to go to as a kid was torn down and now there's a FedEx terminal there.

Time marches on. These days, people need roads for food and goods more than they need pyramids to worship their old gods.



posted on May, 14 2013 @ 04:34 PM
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LOL

But seriously, now you can drive on the temple and it will always be in your heart if you love it.




posted on May, 14 2013 @ 04:35 PM
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tsk tsk.. a forum mod too...


www.abovetopsecret.com...

loads already!



posted on May, 14 2013 @ 05:00 PM
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Think this is about the fourth or fifth thread on this, so far.



posted on May, 14 2013 @ 05:30 PM
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Bigger main thread here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...







edit on 14-5-2013 by _BoneZ_ because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 15 2013 @ 04:02 AM
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Originally posted by _BoneZ_
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Bigger main thread here:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


edit on 14-5-2013 by _BoneZ_ because: (no reason given)


thanks bonez! i wasn't sure myself when i looked last night... so many to choose from! lol!



posted on May, 15 2013 @ 04:06 AM
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Please add your thoughts to one of the existing threads as above.

Thank you.

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