Archaeological News: Party ruins temple

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GUATEMALA CITY – Tourists flocking to Guatemala for “end of the world” parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archaeological site and urban centre of the Mayan civilization.

“Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical…

See, this angers me so much. The indigenous Mayans priests were never allowed to enter the Tikal site during the 21st because the Guatemalan government itself held a party there with non-indigenous performers for invited guests of the government.

The Mayans had nothing to do with the destruction of the temple.

So not only were they not allowed to celebrate on their ceremonial site, their ceremonial  site was destroyed.


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