Mayan pyramid in Belize destroyed by construction company

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Speedy, May 15, 2013.

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  1. Not seeing and not caring are two different things.
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  2. They knew what it was. They just didn't give a shit, and wanted to make a quick buck.
    People who live surrounded by antiquities don't value them much. If they can't loot them, they are just a bloody nuisance.

    Back in the 90's there was a big survey called MARS (Monuments at Risk Survey) in the UK, tracking changes from the old RAF photo Recce work done during the War.
    Over 20,000 sites here had been completely destroyed since 1948. It happens all the time.
  3. profit, greed and general fuckwittery
  4. Procecute them all they like ... Won't bring the sucker back will it.
  5. Big (very big) tube of glue + pile of gravel = pyramid.

    Just take a bit of time is all.
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  6. I think the idea is to stop others doing it to other sites in the future.
  7. Ah the old mysterious fire routine when planning permission is refused.
  8. More..."Ooops. I've been daydreaming and accidentally ploughed the old Roman road, and the Iron Age Hillfort, and the Bronze Age barrow ...silly me."
  9. That's more likely to be Listed Buildings which are a completely different kettle of fish. They still spontaneously combust and mysteriously collapse with surprising regularity.

    How sad it is that Pickles' drive to dumb down.. sorry.. simplify planning legislation covering the historic environment will make it easier for developers to legitimately destroy such things. After all, one person's historic monument is another's barrier to economic growth.
  10. Apparently they wanted to demolish York city walls at one point all in the name of modernising, they are the city's main selling point to tourists!
  11. It's high time that we tarmacked Scotland to provide adequate parking for England.

    If we do it fast enough, we could even manage to leave the inhabitants in place.
  12. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    The right bugger is what modernisers have done to the medaevel centres of Coventry and Plymouth. Bloody German town planners.
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  13. Good job for any recruits in need of punishment.

    Sent via Heliograph from the Jebel Birkenhead
  14. And while we're at it we should prosecute the Taliban for the Buddha statues.