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Institute of Archaeology says cultural heritage being destroyed in Corozal

Posted: Thursday, June 8, 2017. 11:57 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Institute of Archaelogy is reporting that another cultural heritage is being destroyed up north.

In a statement posted by the institute today it revealed, “Looting and destruction of our cultural heritage is still a very present threat in Belize. We are currently following such a situation in Louisville, Corozal, where a site of the same name is being destroyed.”

The statement further mentioned, “From what we can gather, the destruction is for the removal of cut limestone blocks from the structures for resale to people in the area. The vandals are known to go around stealing black soil as well as limestone blocks from other areas in this region. As a result, (as seen in the pictures), a large
mound was destroyed, including one that had a red plastered wall. Every time our institution makes a visit the destruction has grown.”

The institute warned persons in the Louisville, San Narciso, and San Roman areas, to be alert when buying black soil and limestone.

Persons with information on suspected culprits are urged to contact 822-2106 or the police station.

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