Poetry at the Post: The Bonampak Murals & A Statue of Zapata

In Chicano Park
BY DAVID TOMAS MARTINEZ

No matter if all the murals decay
and the statue of Zapata falls,…

Frescos in Structure 1 at Bonampak (left room), possibly depicting Chaan Muan and his family engaged in ritual bloodletting
Frescos in Structure 1 at Bonampak (left room), possibly depicting Chaan Muan and his family engaged in ritual bloodletting

August 5, 2015
History of Art in Mexico/UABJO

This week focuses on the early cultures of Mesoamerica—the Olmec, Maya, and Aztecs! Today I am fascinated by the murals of Bonampak in Chiapas. Who wants to visit them with me?  

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