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Peter Mathews
U Pakal K'inich Janab' Pakal II    An eighth-century king of Palenque (ruled ca. AD 740-750)PAL 015

Also Known As
U Pakal K'inich Hanab PakalGonzález Cruz and Bernal Romero 2000; Bernal Romero 2000
'Upakal K'inich Janahb' PakalStuart 2000a, 2000b
K'inich Janaab' Pakal IMartin and Grube 2000; Grube, Martin, and Zender 2002
K'ihnich Janaahb' PakalKettunen 2003
Upakal K'inich [Hanahb' Pakal II]Miller and Martin 2004
Upakal K'inich Janab' Pakal IIMathews 2004

Other Names and Titles
In Texts 4 and 5 U Pakal K'inich Janab' Pakal II's name is followed by the glyph B'a Ch'ok, which has been translated as 'Head Prince' or 'First Prince'. These two references date to before U Pakal K'inich Janab' Pakal II's accession, and probably indicate that he was considered to be an heir to the kingdom (he was not the immediate heir, however: K'inich Akul Mo' Nab' III was the next king of Palenque, acceding in AD 721). In Texts 5, 6, and 7 U Pakal K'inich Janab' Pakal II's name is followed by the Palenque emblem glyph.

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