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: 18.104.22.168.0.11 Ahaw 8 Ma (in the Mayan calendar) - November 02nd, 644
Rise to the throne: 22.214.171.124.8 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.