A 5,000 year-old pyramid has been completely leveled in Peru

io9.com Published: July 11, 2013

A pair of construction crews have utterly flattened a 5,000 year-old pyramid near Lima, Peru, according to io9.

Just to refresh your memories, a construction crew demolished a 2,300 year-old Maya pyramid several months ago in Belize. They did so to extract crushed rock for a road project. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture calling the wrecking of the ceremonial center "callous, ignorant, and unforgivable."

Now a similar incident has happend in Peru, but this pyramid — the El Paraiso — was much older and far grander.

It was one of the oldest structures constructed in the Americas, consisting of 12 pyramids covering over 64 hectares.

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