K'inich Kan B'alam II

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0635 – 0702

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Who was K'inich Kan B'alam II?

K'inich Kan B'alam II, also known as Chan Bahlum II, was king of the pre-Columbian Maya polity of Baakal in the Classic period of Mesoamerican chronology, based around the ceremonial center and city now known as the Maya archaeological site of Palenque. Kan B'alam took the throne on January 10, 684, several months after the death of his father and predecessor, Pacal the Great. He continued the ambitious project of adorning Palenque with fine art and architecture begun by his father; his most important addition to the city of Palenque was the Temple of the Cross which is the center piece of the Temple of the Cross Complex. He was succeeded by his younger brother, K'inich K'an Joy Chitam II.

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May 23, 0635
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Feb 20, 0702

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on July 23, 2013

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