Drawing of Text from Palenque House C Hieroglyphic Stairway
L. Schele, Seventh Palenque Round Table 1994:1-10, Fig. 1
I. Calvin and S. Stearns, "Temple of the Inscriptions, West Panel." In U Mut Maya, 1987, 1988: 9-14
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Text of Hieroglyphic Stairs, House C, Palace. Records K'inich Janaab Pakal's birth and accession, and the sacrifice of a Calakmul vassal early in Palenque's history. Also noted is an eclipse (associated with a "yitah" of Itzamnaaj B'alam II of Yaxchilan) and a visit from an Ajaw from Tikal. A series of prisoners (also recorded on House C, East Court Panels and on Temple of the Inscriptions Panels) are named; text concludes with the dedication of House C.
Glyphs A1-A5 record Janaab Pakal's birth on 18.104.22.168.0 8 Ahaw 13 Pohp; B5-A6 note Pakal's accession on 22.214.171.124.8 5 Lamat 1 Mol. The eclipse and dedication of House C occur on 126.96.36.199.11 7 Chuwen 4 Ch'en.