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King Khafra | Chefren | Chephren Pyramid

  • 05 16, 2023

King Khafra

King Chephren, son of Cheops:
He is the second reigning son of King Cheops who returned to Giza Necropolis to build the second biggest pyramid you can view it fully from various angles during the tour of Giza Pyramids, this gigantic structure is unfortunately overshadowed by the work of his father.

Khafre's wife was Hekenuhedjet. In the tomb of her son Sekhemkare, she is mentioned. The site of her tomb suggests that Present was Khafre's wife. Nikaure's mother was her.

King Chephren built his pyramid smaller than the Great Pyramid of Cheops on the same plateau where the 4th dynasty kings constructed such unprecedented Architectural marvels that even their short successors weren't able to repeat.

Chephren Pyramid

King Chephren of the fourth dynasty of the Old Kingdom in ancient Egypt ruled after his elder brother Djedefre, who built his pyramid in Abo Rawash apparently around 2570 B.C.

He assumed power for more than twenty years (almost 26 years ) and was succeeded by his son the builder of the last pyramid in Giza, Mycerinus.

The Greek historian and archeologist Manetho stated that Khafre was shortly succeeded by a Pharaoh called Bikheris, but not much information is known about this monarch. There are no inscriptions or mentions in the Westscar papyrus to tell us more about Khafre's successor. however, several artifacts discovered recently certify that Menkaure was the direct successor of his father.

Khafre is well-known also as Khefren, or Chephren, which is a corruption of the ancient Egyptian name of the Pharaoh by Greeks who found it difficult to use the Egyptian word to say the king's name, the Greek name was adopted by the English man subsequently.

During the reign of Chephren, sculpture made significant progress, so although many of his statues have already been recycled in antiquity, we still have several images of this powerful and self-confident ruler. However, it is thanks to the face of the sphinx that Chephren is universally known. The Sphinx, with its lion body and man's head, which was supposed to depict the symbols of royalty and the sun, was carved into the living rock to stand guard along the ramp leading to the pyramid of Khafre, he was known to be a firm ruler. He closed down many of the temples in Egypt, following the trend started by his father King Cheops.

The pyramid of Chephren was destined to be the last of the great pyramids. His son and heir, Mycerinus, was satisfied with a decidedly less imposing construction; his pyramid is about a tenth of that of his grandfather and is only 66 meters high. Without worrying about how to understand the key terms of Egyptian history, we will see an Egyptologist guide, who will meet your expectations.

Pharaoh Khufu became one of the most famous kings in the era of the Pharaohs because of the huge size of the pyramid that he built and its greatness. The pyramid of Pharaoh Khufu is one of the seven wonders of the world, so you should not miss the opportunity to visit the pyramids during your vacation in Egypt. Our company will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to visit the pyramids, accompanied by one of our best tour guides, who will help you learn about Egyptian history and explain to you how the pyramids were built.

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The Old Kingdom was the era of pyramid building in Egypt. Some famous Pharaohs from this period include Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure.


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