Mayan word meaning "painted walls". The reputation of this place is precisely the murals, very colorful paintings that providing a lot about the daily life of Mayas.
The archaeological site of Bonampak belongs to the Classic period Maya; although it was probably occupied since shortly before, his booming was between 650 and 850 A.D.
The archaeological site was discovered by Giles Healy and Carlos Frey in April and May 1946, who were informed by the Lacandon Indigenous, when they were coming to the area to perform cults in the buildings of the city. However, as in many other cases, indigenous knew the location of the site since always, and the finding is attributed to two of them: José Pepe Chambor and Acasio Chan.