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    @Lacquer Head

    That's saying let's destroy the smaller pyramids near the Pyramid of Giza because we still have the Pyramid of Giza.

    Or, let's destroy that one hill with carvings in it, we still have Mount Rushmore.

    You see, people worked hard to build these things. Mayans worked HARD to build this temple. Again going on the respect thing, we have respect for these temples because people worked to make that temple without any of the construction machines we have now. It survived ALL these years, showing off Mayan hard work. If someone destroys that to make a ROAD, that's all gone to waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter Blade View Post
    Stonehenge was a bad example, yeah, but the rest still stand.

    Anyways:
    Nohmul sat in the middle of a privately owned sugar cane field, and lacked the even stone sides frequently seen in reconstructed or better-preserved pyramids. But Awe said the builders could not possibly have mistaken the pyramid mound, which is about 100 feet tall, for a natural hill because the ruins were well-known and the landscape there is naturally flat.

    "These guys knew that this was an ancient structure. It's just bloody laziness'', Awe said.
    Belizean police said they are conducting an investigation and criminal charges are possible. The Nohmul complex sits on private land, but Belizean law says that any pre-Hispanic ruins are under government protection.
    It was protected. They ignored that like construction companies in Latin America usually do, except normally it happens on the smaller, less significant sites where there aren't many people watching. And it's not like they're building the road through this field, they used the temple simply as a source for building material.
    Weird, seems like they got away with it, that seems illegal on a lot of levels. Trespassing, theft, destruction of government property, the works.

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    @Lacquer Head

    That's saying let's destroy the smaller pyramids near the Pyramid of Giza because we still have the Pyramid of Giza.
    Depends on whether or not they've been explored and such. But I would say they're not as important, though it depends.

    Or, let's destroy that one hill with carvings in it, we still have Mount Rushmore.
    Hmm? Which hill. But speaking of Mount Rushmore...I would love nothing more than to see those carvings destroyed.

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    You see, people worked hard to build these things. Mayans worked HARD to build this temple. Again going on the respect thing, we have respect for these temples because people worked to make that temple without any of the construction machines we have now. It survived ALL these years, showing off Mayan hard work. If someone destroys that to make a ROAD, that's all gone to waste.
    People put in a lot of effort for pretty much ANY building, but the more modern, the less respect it deserves? I get that it stood for such a long time, which makes it cool and all, but oh well.
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    Forests and other pieces of nature are CONSTANTLY being destroyed. Anyway, WHY is it crucial to preserve these places of history?
    These temples are like Model Ts. they are old antique and are historically valuble because they help give us a look what yesteryear civilizations were like
    Historically Valuable...so you are saying that forests that produce the clean air we breathe or food for the chains of organisms that we eat are not more valuable and significant than a man made building. The only difference here is that a man made structure is being destroyed for new development, but if you think about it, it is better than lets say a chunk of the amazon IMO.
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    Historically Valuable...so you are saying that forests that produce the clean air we breathe or food for the chains of organisms that we eat are not more valuable and significant than a man made building. The only difference here is that a man made structure is being destroyed for new development, but if you think about it, it is better than lets say a chunk of the amazon IMO.
    Yes, but the differences are a) no trees would be planted in the temple's place, even if the whole thing were to be removed. And b) it is in a mostly treeless field where few trees are naturally growing anyways, because it's an agricultural field, so this can't really be compared to destroying the environment. If the structure were to be fully removed, they'd just take out the few trees surrounding it as well and plant more crops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter Blade View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Galactic View Post
    Historically Valuable...so you are saying that forests that produce the clean air we breathe or food for the chains of organisms that we eat are not more valuable and significant than a man made building. The only difference here is that a man made structure is being destroyed for new development, but if you think about it, it is better than lets say a chunk of the amazon IMO.
    Yes, but the differences are a) no trees would be planted in the temple's place, even if the whole thing were to be removed. And b) it is in a mostly treeless field where few trees are naturally growing anyways, because it's an agricultural field, so this can't really be compared to destroying the environment. If the structure were to be fully removed, they'd just take out the few trees surrounding it as well and plant more crops.
    I am not saying that. I am saying the original post I quoted said basically that the manmade structures need to be conserved, which when quoting another post, gave the impression that nature is destroyed everyday, and that a man made structure being destroyed is more severe. I am just saying that if a patch of forest was being destroyed, it would be more severe than a man made temple as the trees are a specimin that supports many lifeforms that are relied upon by almost every non-bacterial organism in existance. Without trees - we die. Without a temple, it is sad, but life goes on.
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    This is strange to hear that for constructing a road, the construction company razed a historic pyramid to ground for extracting crushed rock for a road-building project. Was there no other way to get crushed rock? Why didn't the govt take notice of such an action? The construction company must be sued and duly punished for it.

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