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Bonampak, Chiapas

Bonampak is an ancient Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Chiapas. The site is approximately 30 km (19 mi) south of the larger site of Yaxchilan, under which Bonampak was a dependency, and the border with Guatemala. While the site is not overly impressive in terms of spatial or architectural size, it is well known for a number of murals, most especially those located within Building 1 (The Temple of the Murals).

The Acropolis was built upon a natural hillock, all of the north side of which was terraced into three levels.

In the center of the Great Plaza is stele No. 1 being the archaeological site's most important one.

The Temple of the Murals (Building 1) is a long narrow building with 3 rooms atop a low-stepped pyramid base.

The first room of Building 1 shows robing of priests and nobles, a ceremony to mark a child as a noble heir, an orchestra playing wooden trumpets, drums, and other instruments, and nobles conferring in discussion.