DECEMBER 30, 721


Born in 678 during the reign of his grandfather, Palenque’s long-lived ruler Kʼinich Janaab Pakal I, often referred to as “Pakal the Great,” because he righted the kingdom oversaw a building program that culminated in the Temple of the Inscriptions.  Ahkal Moʼ Nahb III initiated a construction program that rivaled that of his predecessors.  He contributed enormously to the surviving records of Palenque history.  The monuments and text associated with Ahkal Moʼ Nahb III are: Temple XVIII texts, Temple XIX bench and texts, Temple XXI texts, Tablets of the Orator and Scribe, Bundle Panel and House E Painted text.  K’inich Ahkal Mo’ Nahb’s reign is significant for the prominence he accords to secondary figures, implying that he relied on their support.  

Source:  Skidmore, Joel (2010). The Rulers of Palenque (PDF) (Fifth ed.). Mesoweb Publications. p. 80. Retrieved 12/17/2020, PalenqueRulers-05.pdf (
Glyph: Maly.kolezka, 10/11/2015.  Permissive use under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International,

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