American Pictures/ Chris Sharp
The famous murals at Bonampak, Mexico
depict life in a Maya royal court in the 8th century. Scenes include lords, ladies,
and musicians playing drums and pipes celebrating a battle won by Lord Chan Muan
in AD790. They also show soldiers fighting, and prisoners being tortured. Details
of dress include feathered helmets and jaguar-skin costumes.
Nacional de Antropología Mexico City: copy of original