Photographer's Note

Among the pieces found in the funerary urn #26 (yesterday's upload) are these two: left, a stingray spine and right, a shell pendant earring. Both of these are inscribed with glyphs.

The left, reading from the top down, gives the date, "January 27, 771 CE (7 glyphs) and then indicates that with this one, long, flat thing, Aj Pakal Tahn (pierced his penis to extract blood) accompanied by the goddess Ix Pakal Tuun 'Craneo'".

Aj Pakal Tahn was the most famous of the priests in Comalcalco during the 8th century, coincident with the reign of Pakal the Great at Palenque.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-01-15
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/5.0, 1/10 seconds
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-03-31 6:16
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