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Jun 8, 2017

Louisville, Corozal, Maya Site Targeted by Soil and Block Thieves

On the heels of damages done to a Mayan mound in San Pedro, tonight there is another disturbing report from the Institute of Archaeology that another Maya monument, this time up north, is under threat. The Institute says it is monitoring the situation in Louisville, Corozal, where a site which is also named Louisville is being destroyed by the removal of limestone blocks from the structures. According to the Institute, the vandals are known to go around stealing black soil as well as limestone blocks from other areas in this region. This has resulted in the destruction of the large mound.   The public, especially residents in the villages of Louisville, San Narciso and San Roman areas, are asked to be wary of who they are buying black soil and limestone from.  If anyone detects cut stone blocks, you are asked to call the Institute of Archaeology at 822-2106 or the police.

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