Bonampak mural

Most well-known for the stunningly preserved murals found there, Bonampak is well worth a visit if you are in Chiapas. The site is dated to the Late Classic period (580- 800 CE), like Yaxchilán is found close to the Guatemala border. The murals, which still retain an array of colours depict wars and human sacrifice telling archeologists a lot about Maya life.

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