“End of the World” party damages Maya site

Published on December 28th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Partiers celebrating the “end of the world” have damaged a temple at the Maya site of Tikal in Guatemala.

 

“Sadly, many tourists climbed Temple II and caused damage,” said Osvaldo Gomez, a technical adviser at the site, which is located some 550 kilometers (340 miles) north of Guatemala City.

“We are fine with the celebration, but (the tourists) should be more aware because this is a (UNESCO) World Heritage Site,” he told local media.

Gomez did not specify what was done, although he did say it was forbidden to climb the stairs at the site and indicated that the damage was irreparable.

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Story: Times Live | Photo: Hector Retamal, AFP

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