Mexican Researchers Decode Name on Mayan King Pakal's Tomb

Researchers in Mexico say they have decoded the hieroglyphic name on the tomb of ancient Mayan King Pakal, revealing it to read “The House of the Nine Sharpened Spears”, more than 60 years after the crypt was discovered.
Born in the seventh century, King Pakal is said to have ascended to the throne aged 12.
Guillermo Bernal, from UNAM’s Mayan Studies Centre, told a news conference in Mexico City on Monday, “This is a name linked with war and an aspect which was not previously known as the hieroglyphic could not be deciphered until now."