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K'inich Janaab' Pakal (Pakal, Pacal the Great)

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Born: 603 AD
Died: 683 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: King

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603 - Born on March 23 in Palenque.

 

615 - Became ahau (king) of Palenque at the age of 12 on July 29th.

 

615-683 - Greatly increased the economic and miltary strength of Palenque in the Maya regions, and he also constructed a large palace at Palenque.

 

683 - Died on August 28th and was buried in the Temple of Inscriptions in a sarcophagus with an ornately carved lid.  He was buried with a jade mask covering his face.


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