Report: ‘Vigorous’ Investigation Into Near Destruction of Mayan Pyramid to Ensue in Belize

belizeThe Associated Press is reporting that the government of Belize is pursuing a "vigorous" investigation into a road-building company's near destruction of one of the country's largest Mayan pyramids.

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture expressed outrage at the demolition of the Nohmul complex in northern Belize to extract crushed rock for a road project. It said it is investigating to determine precisely how it happened, according to the report.

Its statement called the wrecking of the ceremonial center that dates back at least 2,300 years "callous, ignorant and unforgivable."

Experts said it was not the first time this has happened in Belize, a Central American country of about 350,000 people that is largely covered in jungle and dotted with hundreds of Mayan ruin sites, though few as large as Nohmul.

For the Associated Press report, click here.

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