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Mayan Temple Irreparably Damaged by Doomsday Partiers

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Evo
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Dec27-12, 11:24 PM
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This is outrageous.

An ancient stone temple in Guatemala suffered significant damage from "end of the word" party goers earlier this month.

Tikal, where the temple is located, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and, according to AFP, "the largest archaeological site and urban center of the Mayan civilization."

"Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage," said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the site told AFP. It is forbidden to climb the temples. The nature of the damage was not described, but Gomez said it's "irreparable."
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Drakkith
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Dec27-12, 11:27 PM
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That's terrible. Damn idiots...
tahayassen
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Dec28-12, 12:40 AM
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For some reason, I don't care. I am not really interested in the past.

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Dec28-12, 01:40 AM
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Mayan Temple Irreparably Damaged by Doomsday Partiers

Quote Quote by tahayassen View Post
For some reason, I don't care. I am not really interested in the past.
Blasphemer! Awaken Osiris!
leroyjenkens
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Dec28-12, 09:20 AM
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Quote Quote by tahayassen View Post
For some reason, I don't care. I am not really interested in the past.
It happened in the present to buildings that exist right now. And I could argue that the destruction of anything was a destruction of the past.
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Quote Quote by tahayassen View Post
For some reason, I don't care. I am not really interested in the past.
Heh. Too bad, you'll be stuck in the refresher course

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -- George Santayana
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Quote Quote by tahayassen View Post
For some reason, I don't care. I am not really interested in the past.
Without the past, there wouldn't be a present. :)
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Quote Quote by tahayassen View Post
For some reason, I don't care. I am not really interested in the past.
You got five quotes in a row for this statement, it must be controversial.
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Dec28-12, 04:31 PM
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An ancient stone temple in Guatemala suffered significant damage from "end of the word" party goers earlier this month.
so? it's not exactly the end of the world, is it?

(in the beginning was the word )
ImaLooser
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Dec28-12, 07:22 PM
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Elementary. Jose Arguelas (he came up with the 2012 thing) confused the end of the world with the destruction of the temple. Could happen to anybody. So his prediction was dead on.

Having seen a few ancient temples, often they are dirt enclosed by brick. If the brick is damaged the thing can avalanche and cost too much to repair.
AnTiFreeze3
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Dec28-12, 09:08 PM
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Morons. Kill 'em all, I say.
tahayassen
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Quote Quote by Pythagorean View Post
You got five quotes in a row for this statement, it must be controversial.
It's always fun to gauge how controversial a post can be by looking at the number of people who took the time to reply to some guy on the internet. Relevant XKCD: http://xkcd.com/386/
Kholdstare
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Jan3-13, 08:09 AM
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Its sad. Just because I am not a doomsday believer, I don't have the privilege to damage a Mayan temple.
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Jan8-13, 02:23 AM
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Quote Quote by tiny-tim View Post
so? it's not exactly the end of the world, is it?

(in the beginning was the word )
Word!


I know my reply's late, but why let that stand in the way of a nice riposte?
NWH
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Jan8-13, 04:51 PM
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Priceless Egyptian artefacts including mummies were damaged in the Cairo museum during riots as well. Always sad to see people so disrespectful of ancient heritage, especially wen it's from something stupid like a party.
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May14-13, 07:20 AM
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There's damage and then there's damage. Builders bulldoze big Mayan pyramid in Belize. It's incredible what some people will do.
ImATrackMan
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At least it wasn't another case of a peruvian developer destroying the Nazca Lines...

Shame, too. They were on my bucket list.
AnTiFreeze3
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May14-13, 11:47 AM
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Quote Quote by ImATrackMan View Post
At least it wasn't another case of a peruvian developer destroying the Nazca Lines...

Shame, too. They were on my bucket list.
What!?!?! I've always wanted to see them, too.


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