Closed Archaeological Sites in Belize

Old Dec 13th, 2013, 11:54 AM
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Closed Archaeological Sites in Belize

The following notice has been issued by The Institute of Archaeology, NICH Belize...

The Institute of Archaeology, NICH hereby advises all tour operators, tour guides and the general public that the following sites are CLOSED for visitation until further notice:

Xunantunich
Barton Creek
Actun Tunichil Muknal
Nohoch Che'en

The Institute is monitoring the situation and will be issuing periodic updates.

Updates are posted on the Facebook page...
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Insti...965?ref=stream
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Old Dec 13th, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Honestly, about time with ATM. Having tourists tromping around the tight confines of a sacred burial and fragile archaelogical site always seemed like a bad idea.
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Old Dec 13th, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Is it because of high water, MisterB2?
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The warning says that it's due to flood conditions.
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We have climbed Xunantunich, Actun Tunichil Muknal, and Tikal. We were also lucky enough to visit Altamira in Spain before it was closed to the general public.

And while I completely understand the prohibitions in the name of science and preserving relics, they were some of the most exhilerating experiences of our lives.
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Old Dec 14th, 2013, 08:10 AM
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For the past couple of months, we've had rain almost every day here, and flood conditions exist in many parts of the country.

The sites will re=open when flood conditions abate.
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