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K'inich Janaab' Pakal (March 603 – August 683) was ruler of the Maya polity of Palenque in the Late Classic period of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican chronology. During a long reign of some 68 years Pakal was responsible for the construction or extension of some of Palenque's most notable surviving inscriptions and monumental architecture.
This following image is a museum reconstruction
not to be confused with images of the actual site.
Still cool looking though.
The Tomb of the Red Queen is a burial chamber containing the remains of an unknown noblewoman located inside Temple XIII in the ruins of the ancient Maya city of Palenque, now the Palenque National Park, in the Chiapas state in southern Mexico. It has been dated to between 600 and 700 AD. The tomb was discovered in 1994 by the Mexican archeologist Arnoldo Gonzalez Cruz. It takes its popular name from the fact that the remains of the noblewoman and the objects in the sarcophagus were covered with bright red cinnabar powder when the tomb was discovered
Pakal's maximum living stature, taken in situ, was calculated at 163 centimeters. A combined estimate from his left tibia and right humerus is 161 centimeters. This stature falls within the established range of 160-165 centimeters for males among pre-Hispanic Maya (Marquez and del Angel 1997; Tielser 2001b) and slightly above the average for Pelenque's male population, 159.3 centimeters (standard deviation 2.9), measured from the humerus (Gomez 1999).
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Yet teh skull thing is not an indication of ET.
They did this to there children for what ever reason (wanted to look like there god)
This may have been done only to royal blood line kids...
Still I find this a something fun to think over
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The person buried under that is purportedly around 7 feet tall? Which by modern standards isn't unheard of but when one considers that the average height of those he ruled over were anywhere from 5' 4" to 5' 6" that and the fact that he too had an elongated skull makes for a rather interesting fellow.
Archaeologist Arnoldo Gonzalez says researchers believe the tomb and pyramid were purposely built atop a spring between 683 and 702 AD. The tunnels led water from under the funeral chamber out into the broad esplanade in front of the temple, thus giving Pakal's spirit a path to the underworld.
But Gonzalez said Monday that carvings on a pair of stone ear plugs found in the grave say a god "will guide the dead toward the underworld, by submerging (them) into the water so they will be received there."
Pakal, in other words, didn't fly off into space; he went down the drain. "There is nothing to do with spaceships," Gonzalez said.