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(Sydney Morning Herald)   Two thousand year old Mayan pyramid turned into a) UN World Heritage site? b) The latest stop on the tourist calendar? C) Pothole filler?   (smh.com.au) divider line 16
    More: Stupid, Mesoamerican pyramids, Belize, Belize Institute of Archaeology, cultures  
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2013-05-15 05:49:23 PM  
That is so unbelievably sad.
 
2013-05-15 05:49:41 PM  
This is the second pyramid they destroyed this week...

This business is getting out of hand.
 
2013-05-15 05:50:00 PM  
Wow, you would think they learned their lesson when this happened a couple of days ago.
 
2013-05-15 05:50:52 PM  
I liked this post before it was cool and it was on Huffington Post. Repeat tag? Unless it's a different Mayan pyramid, dnrtfa.
 
2013-05-15 05:51:42 PM  
D) repeat
 
2013-05-15 05:51:46 PM  
Look, the specs said to use 21A crusher run from a government-approved site.  If you're gonna want aggregate from another site, that's gonna be a change order.
 
2013-05-15 05:52:13 PM  
This looks like the same one from earlier this week.
 
2013-05-15 05:52:51 PM  
So? There are thousands of roads and homes in China that are made out of bricks taken from the Great Wall. Most emerging societies don't have time for nostalgia. The fact that some unknown Emperor pissed on this pile of rocks 1800 years ago doesn't mean much to me when the wife is nagging me to build her a new brick oven to cook our daily gruel in and I need raw materials.
 
2013-05-15 05:52:54 PM  
Same pyramid, same story, still sad. I visited a Mayan site in Belize earlier this year and it was truly inspiring.
 
2013-05-15 05:53:39 PM  
Pave paradise and put up a parking lot
 
2013-05-15 05:54:44 PM  
This is the unfettered market at work. When no one is accountable to anyone as long as the property is private and when nothing matters except making or saving money, this is one of many unfortunate things that can occasionally happen.
 
2013-05-15 05:55:20 PM  
It's a repeating pyramid scheme.
 
2013-05-15 05:55:27 PM  
Two times in one week?

Geez.
 
2013-05-15 05:57:05 PM  

Uzzah: So? There are thousands of roads and homes in China that are made out of bricks taken from the Great Wall. Most emerging societies don't have time for nostalgia. The fact that some unknown Emperor pissed on this pile of rocks 1800 years ago doesn't mean much to me when the wife is nagging me to build her a new brick oven to cook our daily gruel in and I need raw materials.


Yeah, but the government of Belize already had laws protecting these ruins   And unlike Chinese peasantry  the construction company had access to heavy machinery and other means to get rocks.
 
2013-05-15 05:59:55 PM  

Brick-House: Pave paradise and put up a parking lot


And then in 2000 years some jerk-ass will dig up that beautiful historic parking lot and put in a spaceport.
 
2013-05-15 07:45:22 PM  

Sticky Hands: Brick-House: Pave paradise and put up a parking lot

And then in 2000 years some jerk-ass will dig up that beautiful historic parking lot and put in a spaceport.



A dollar and a half just to see 'em.
 
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