Pakal the Great & Xibalba

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Marcellina Rodriguez
published on 26 October 2014

A reproduction of the sarcophagus lid of the Maya ruler of Palenque, King Pakal the Great, also known as K'inich Janaab' Pacal (23 March 603 CE - 31 March 683 CE). In this detail the king is falling into the terrible jaws of the Maya underworld, Xibalba.

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