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L O R D  P A C A L

Pacal the Great acceded to the throne in July 615 and ruled until his death. During a reign of 68 years—the fifth-longest verified regnal period of any sovereign monarch in history—Pacal was responsible for the construction or extension of some of Palenque's most notable surviving inscriptions and monumental architecture.  Having been appointed ajaw at the age of twelve, Pakal's mother was a regent to him. After his death, Pakal was deified and was said to communicate with his descendants.


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