Ahkal Mo' Nahb I
|Ahkal Mo' Nahb I|
|Ajaw of Palenque|
Glyph of Ahkal Mo' Nahb I at Temple XVII Tablet (see vectorised version here)
|Reign||June 3, 501 – November 29, 524|
|Predecessor||B'utz Aj Sak Chiik|
|Successor||Interregnum, title next held by K'an Joy Chitam I (529)|
|Born||July 5, 465|
|Died||November 29, 524(aged 59)|
Ahkal Mo' Nahb I is the earliest recorded ruler of Palenque whose exact dates of birth, accession and death have been verified. He was possibly the younger brother of his immediate predecessor, B'utz Aj Sak Chiik. For unknown reasons Ahkal Mo' Nahb' is mentioned several times in official narratives left by Pacal the Great, who ruled Palenque a century later. It is believed Pacal considered Ahkal Mo' Naab' I a particularly important historical figure or his ancestor.
- The ruler's name, when transcribed is a-ku-AL MO'NA:B, translated "Turtle Macaw Lake?".
- These are the dates indicated on the Maya inscriptions in Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, Born: 126.96.36.199.0 5 Ajaw 3 Sek, Acceded: 188.8.131.52.17 5 Kaban 0 Sotz' and Died: 184.108.40.206.17 5 Kaban 5 Mak.
B'utz Aj Sak Chiik
|Ajaw of Palenque
June 3, 501 – November 29, 524
title next held by K'an Joy Chitam I (529)