Palenque Museum [January 1, 2004]

Detail of the polychrome stucco panel from Temple XIX showing the ruler U Pakal K'inich, who succeded Ahkal Mo' Nahb and was probably his younger brother. U Pakal K'inich governed from 736 to 742 A.D. The story of the discovery and restoration of this panel is available online from Mesoweb's The Group of the Cross Project and is a fascinating read.