The Story of K´inich K´an Joy Chitam II, the ruler of Palenque


K'INICH K'AN - JOY CHITAM translates as: Precious pecari/Radiant yellow
(Image, transcription and translation in accordance with Martin and Grube).

Carved stone tablet found in a palace at the archeological site of Palenque, depicts the ruler k’inich k’an Joy Chitam (center) with his mother(left) and father.

Born: Ahaw 8 Ma (in the Mayan calendar) - November 02nd, 644
Rise to the throne: 5 Lamat 6 Xul - May 30th, 702
Reined: 702-720 AD.
Father: K’inich Janaab Pakal
Mother: Tzákbu Ajaw
Brother: Kan Bahlam II
K´inich K´an Joy Chitam was fifty seven years old when he succeeded his brother Kan Bahlam II to the throne of Palenque.