Mayan temple bulldozed

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A construction company in Belize, looking for crushed rock, took their backhoes and bulldozers to the Nohmo-MAYAN-PYRAMID-DESTROYED-570ul pyramid complex near the Mexico border in Belize. The Mayan Nohmul complex is approximately 2,300 years old and located in the middle of a privately owned sugar cane field. Because the pyramid mound is (was) about 100 feet high and situated in a naturally flat landscape, Jaime Awe of the Belize Institute of Archaeology concludes that the destruction was a result of “bloody laziness.”  All that remains of the pyramid is a stump about 65 feet tall.

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