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Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2019. 5:23 pm CST.

By BBN Staff:  The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) is asking all visitors to archaeological sites to follow all rules and refrain from defacing the sites.

Public Relations Officer for NICH, Neil Hall, told the media today that there has been a recent rise in the number of cases where visitors have vandalized signs, carved their names into trees and even onto the ruins themselves.

“We want to take this opportunity to mention to everyone that the safeguarding of our archaeological sites is not only the responsibility of the Institute of Archeology or the Rangers or NICH. These are Belizean treasures and we would like to ask for everyone…to when they go to not do the things that have been happening recently.”

Hall’s comments come after a photo of a tourist appearing to urinate at a Maya ruin, and posing with a bottle of beer, went viral over the weekend and causing massive public condemnation. Hall said that NICH is working to discover what breakdown in procedures happened to allow for the tourist to enter with the site with the beer, as alcohol consumption on archaeological sites is prohibited for safety reasons.

The tourist has since issued an apology via social media.

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