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Bulldozers destroy ancient Mayan pyramid

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In this image released by Jaime Awe, head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology on Monday May 13, 2013, a backhoe claws away at the sloping sides of the Nohmul complex, one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids on May 10, 2013 in northern Belize. A construction company has essentially destroyed one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids with backhoes and bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced on Monday. (AP Photo/Jaime Awe)

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A construction company has destroyed one of Belize's largest Mayan pyramids which dates back 2,300 years and is considered one of the most important Mayan ceremonial sites with bulldozers to extract crushed rock for a road-building project, authorities announced May 13.

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