Chiapas

Travels through the state of Chiapas, Mexico

Yaxchilan

Yaxchilan – Exploring Classic Maya Ruins in the Jungle of Chiapas

Yaxchilan, on the bank of the Usumacinta River, in Chiapas, was once a powerful state, a large center during the Classic period of the ancient Maya civilization. Its impressive stone lintels, ornamental facades, and roof-combs awed archaeologists for years. They studied it, living there for years, then published their accounts. A few of these books […]

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Mural at Bonampak

The Bonampak Murals: How to See the Best Examples of Ancient Maya Art

The Bonampak murals are the most famous examples of ancient Maya art. They are some of the most elaborate and most intact murals of the Maya world, the best examples of the artistry of their civilization at its height. According to art historian and mayanist Mary Ellen Miller from Yale University, “Perhaps the single greatest

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