Road builders have destroyed one of the largest and most ancient Mayan pyramids in Belize, stood for more than two thousand years. Scientists shocked by what had happened and called the perpetrators of the barbarians.
Bulldozers and excavators pyramid razed to the ground, doing a production of crushed stone for road construction. The fact that the ancient structure is destroyed, it became clear at the end of last week. From the pyramid, as described in the Institute of Archaeology of Belize, there was only a small mound that stood in its center.
As recognized by the head of the Institute of Jaime Awe, he felt bad when he learned of the destruction of the pyramid, whose age is estimated to be 2.3 million years old. According to him, although the ancient structure was located on private land, according to local laws, it was under the protection of the state.
Owner of D-Mar, ruined pyramid, said that he knew nothing of its existence. Meanwhile, archaeologists believe that the builders could not be unaware of the importance of this facility.
This is not the first case of the destruction of cultural heritage. For example, in 2001 in the Afghan province of Bamiyan Taliban, who were then in power, broke down about 2 million years old giant Buddha statues. This act of vandalism was condemned by the world community.