Skip to comments.An Unknown Son of Pakal II of Palenque has Been Identified by Mexican Archaeologists
Posted on 02/21/2011 12:58:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Both sculptural fragments were recovered in 1993 by archaeologist Arnoldo Gonzalez, from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and were recently incorporated to the Northern Tableau at the Archaeological Site of Palenque, in the Mexican state of Chiapas.
Epigraphist Guillermo Bernal Romero has interpreted the secondary text of the tableau, integrated by the pair of fragments salvaged. In a preliminary expression of the glyphs ordered in columns, the date that corresponds to September 9th 687 is mentioned, when Palenque forces broke into the city of Po' (Tonina) "by the work" of its ruler K'inich Kan B'ahlam, firstborn child of K'inich Janaab' Pakal, known also as Pakal II.
According to the former director of the Palenque Site Museum, the next sentence, at the left column, is disconcerting, because the stretch "by the work of" appears again: in this case, it refers to a character identified as Wak[â¦]nal B'ahlam Ch'aaj II Sibik Kan, who is immediately mentioned as the son of K'inich Janaab' Pakal and lady Tz'ak-b'u Ajaw.
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Fragments from the Northern Tableau of the Temple of the Sun Sanctuary, in Palenque. Photo: DMC INAH M. Marat.
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