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PAKAL MAYAN RULER BY BADDER INK

K’inich Janaab’ Pakal (March 23, 603 – August 28, 683) was ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque in the Late Classic period of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican chronology. During his 68 year reign, Pakal was responsible for the construction or extension of some of Palenque’s most notable surviving inscriptions and monumental architecture

After his death, Pakal was deified and said to communicate with his descendants.Pakal was buried within the Temple of Inscriptions, his tomb discovered in 1948.

It took four years to clear the rubble from the stairway leading down to the tomb.

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