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he was born   --  Schele, 1988

he was born (Kan-Xul)   --  Robertson, 1985

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Drawing: Merle Greene Robertson

In 1988, Linda Schele commented on this glyph and the ones immediately following it (C4-C9): "The event is the birth of the protagonist of the monument, Kan-Xul [K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II], who is named by a series of titles and other attributes, and that part of his name used to identify him before he takes the royal ancestral name at accession. The passage continues with two additional phrases recording his parentage (Schele, 1988)."