Terrible

05.15.13

Belize Destroys Its Own History

A 2,300 year old temple in Belize is being destroyed so its limestone bricks can be used for raw material in road construction, reports CNN:

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