Bulldozing History

May 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

So sad.

Talk about paving paradise to put up a parking lot.

A construction company in Belize has destroyed one of the oldest and most famous Mayan pyramids in the area, because they were looking for gravel to use as road filler.  You can read more about it here.   Things like this are devastating for so many reasons.  Culture and history are being lost for no real gain and the greed displayed here is just plain disgusting.  These pyramids are over 2,300 years old and now they’re gone forever, so a road can be put in.  Obviously this type of destruction happens on a much too often basis but it’s saddening and frustrating nonetheless.  The construction company behind this may be facing criminal charges, which I think would be perfectly appropriate.  You know that saying, those who forget history are doomed to repeat it?  Well, those who destroy history are doomed to forget it.


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