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AHKAL MO' NAHB' II


The inscriptions devoted to the sixth ruler of Palenque are in exact parallel with the last two rulers that we have looked at. The Temple of the Cross Tablet refers to the birth of Ahkal Mo' Nahb' II and provides the date of accession - 9.6.11.5.1  1 Imix 4 Sip (May 4, 565). A Distance Number permits us to calculate the birth date - 9.4.9.0.4  7 K'an 17 Mol (September 5, 523). The text of the Temple of the Inscriptions records a period ending celebrated by this ruler, with a Distance Number that counts back to his accession, confirming the evidence from the Temple of the Cross. The Sarcophagus of Pakal the Great gives us the death date for Ahkal Mo' Nahb' II - 9.6.16.10.7  9 Manik' 5 Yaxk'in (July 23, 570). So he acceded when he was 41 and ruled only five years before dying.

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