Notre Dame in Paris evacuated after man commits suicide
Notre Dame Cathedral was evacuated after Paris police say that a man committed suicide at the 850-year-old monument, and popular tourist site.
Suicide at Notre Dame Cathedral
Crowds of visitors were cleared out of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a man put a letter on the altar of the 850-year-old monument, pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head, the cathedral's rector said.
Mayan Pyramid In Belize Leveled By Construction Crew
An anonymous reader writes "If an imposing 2300-year old Mayan temple situated at the Nohmul complex in northern Belize was on your list of things to see before you die, you're too late. The monument was essentially destroyed by a construction crew in order to provide gravel for road construction. Archaeologists expressed shock, as Nohmul (the "great mound") was a major Mayan religious center in its day. While the pyramid was situated on private property, such historical sites are supposedly protected by ordinance, and officials may file criminal charges."
Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Mexican Architect, Dies at 94
Mr. Ramírez designed a series of monuments to Mexican culture, including museums, a sports stadium and the Basilica of Guadalupe shrine.
Carmen Weinstein, a Leader of Egypt’s Jewish Community, Dies at 82
Ms. Weinstein was the driving force behind the restoration of Maimonides’s yeshiva and other monuments of Egyptian Jewish history.