The date is the period ending 220.127.116.11.0 7 Ahau 3 Cumku, or January 20, 702 A. This appears to be the left-half of a larger scene that would have presented another figure facing the dancer, in all likelihood a local La Corona ruler.The main portion of the text (from B1 to D6) reads: The inscription on the left side of the block gives the Calendar Round date 7 Ahau (A1) 3 Cumku (A4), along with Glyphs G9 (A2) and F (A3).18.104.22.168.9 6 Muluc 12 Ch’en (August 8, 689) (p A7-p B7) Many months later we find Chak Ak Paat Kuy beginning an investiture rite, probably while he is still in Calakmul.The first of these events is recorded here, possibly taking place at dawn or sunset (a temporal adverb appears at p C1).
The partial text recounts several important events involving the La Corona ruler named Chak Ak’ Paat Yuk, leading up to his accession in 689 and culminating in the dedication of an ancestral shrine for the new king’s deceased parents in 690.
He would live at least three more decades and be responsible for some of Calakmul’s most beautiful monuments, including those erected around Structure 1 on 22.214.171.124.0.
Element 56 Element 56 is a all-glyphic block, probably the second part of a longer text with its first portion still missing.
The text emphasizes aspects of Chak Ak’ Paat Yuk’s political career, and especially close interactions with the king who reigned at Calakmul in those years, Yuknoom Yich’aak K’ahk’.
Some of the history mentioned on Element 56 describes ceremonial dressing and adornment, no doubt reflecting the complex process of royal investiture before Chak Ak’ Paat Kuy’s inauguration on September 9, 689.