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Bonampak

(bōnämpäk`), ruined city of the Late Classic period of the MayaMaya
, indigenous people of S Mexico and Central America, occupying an area comprising the Yucatán peninsula and much of the present state of Chiapas in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, parts of El Salvador, and extreme western Honduras.
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city (1990 pop. 289,626), capital of Chiapas state, SE Mexico, in the fertile Grijalva valley and at the foot of the Chiapas highlands. Agriculture and cattle raising are the chief occupations, and there is trade in timber.
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, in Chiapas, S Mexico. Discovered in 1946, it consists of a group of temples, one of which is remarkable for a number of very well preserved frescoes, painted in bright, flat colors, depicting in considerable detail scenes of Maya life.
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Estructura y composicion de la selva alta perennifolia de los alrededores de Bonampak. Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico D.F.
Rivera's student Emily Edwards wrote the text and Manuel Alvarez Bravo photographed all 267 illustrations for the book, ranging from the stunning Maya frescoes of Bonampak to the folk art that appears on pulquerias and shops through Mexico, and highlighting the landmark murals created during the Mexican renaissance.
The battle mural at Bonampak, a Maya ceremonial center in Chiapas, Mexico, famous for its eighth-century wall paintings, matches the conflict to an inferior conjunction of Venus.
Material examinado: municipio de Ocosingo: Bonampak: 1[feminidad] y 1[masculinidad], 2 mayo 1978, H.