King Chephren / Khafra



The pyramid of Chephren, which is actually three meters lower than that of his father's, having been built on a higher plateau gives the illusion of being taller, today it is the only one to still retain part of the original white limestone coating. Discover more with Cairo Top Tours!


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

King Chephren built his pyramid respectively 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.

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 is no inscriptions or mention 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, a sculpture made significant progress, so that 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, that 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 of 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.

You can explore Giza pyramids and the sphinx during Egypt tours and the Pyramids Tour from Cairo Airport.

Visit the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the pyramid of king Chephren, the Sphinx as well as many other exciting places in the historical city of Cairo during a lot of Egypt tours and Egypt Travel Packages and Egypt day tours if you stay in Cairo you can have one of the full Cairo Day tours otherwise of you have a short time you can book a trip from Cairo day tours from airport like:

Cairo Stopover Tour.

Cairo Layover Tours to Giza Pyramids and Sphinx from Cairo airport.

Pyramids Tour from Cairo Airport.

- Day tour to Giza pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara.

- Day tour to Giza pyramids & Sphinx, Memphis, Saqqara and Dahshur.

- Cairo day tour to Saqqara, Memphis and Dahsur.

- Tour to Giza Pyramids.

- Cairo day to tour to Saqqara and Memphis.

- Old Cairo Tour | Egyptian Museum Tour.

- Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara.

- Cairo Stopover Transit Tour.

- Cairo Short Break | Cairo city break.

- Day tour to Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Saqqara and Dahshur.

- Half day tour to Giza Pyramids and Sphinx.

- Bahariya Oasis and White Desert tour from Cairo.

- Day trip to Luxor from Cairo by flight.

- Giza Pyramids Camel Ride.

- 2 Days Safari to the white desert and bahariya oasis tour from Cairo

- Day trip to Alexandria from Cairo.

- 3 Days Bahariya Oasis Tour from Cairo.

- Giza Pyramids sound and light show.

- Felucca Ride on the Nile in Cairo.

- Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo.

- Quad Biking around Giza Pyramids.

- Mount Sinai Tours from Cairo.

- Day Tour to El Fayoum from Cairo.

Day tour to Wadi El Natroun Monasteries.

- Coptic and Islamic Cairo Tour.

- Day Tour to the Red Sea El Ain El Sokhna from Cairo.

- El Alamein Day Tour from Cairo.

- Suez Canal Day Trip from Cairo.

- Day tour to the Camel Market in Cairo.

- Pharaonic Village tour in Cairo.

- Day tour to Tanis, Bubastis and the Suez Canal from Cairo.

- El Minya tour from Cairo.

- Two days trip to El Minya from Cairo.

- Siwa Oasis from Cairo.

- Cairo by Night Tour.

- Nile Cruise Cairo Lunch.

- Cairo Shopping Tour.

- Egypt countryside trip.

- Walking tour in Cairo.

- Half-day tour to Memphis and Dahshur.

- Islamic Cairo Tour.

- Cairo unusual tour to have breakfast in an Egyptian Village.

- Cairo unusual tour to visit an Egyptian Village.

- Unusual day trip to the mosques of Albayt in Cairo.

- Unusual tour to Coptic Cairo and the Cave Church of Saint Simon.

- Tour to Giza Pyramids, Islamic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

- Tour to Pyramids, Egyptian Museum and Coptic Cairo.

- Cairo day tour to Saqqara, Memphis and Dahshur Pyramids.

- Half day tour to the Egyptian Museum.

- Grand Egyptian Museum Tour from Cairo.

- Half Day tour to the Grand Egyptian Museum.

- Snorkeling trip to Ain Sokhna from Cairo.

- Tanoura dance show in Cairo.

- Day tour to Giza Pyramids and Saqqara Necropolis from Cairo.

- Giza Pyramids and Saqqara day trip with Camel Ride.

- Day tour to Giza Pyramids and Memphis City.

- Cairo Day Trip to Giza Pyramids and Dahshur Pyramids.

- Cairo Day Tour to Sakkara and Dahshur Pyramids.

- Day tour to Dahshur, Saqqara and Maidum from Cairo.

Day tour to Dahshur, Memphis and Maidum from Cairo.

Day tour to Giza Pyramids, Dahshur, and Maidum from Cairo.

- Tour to Giza Pyramids and Meidum from Cairo.

Tour to Giza Pyramids Meidum and Saqqara from Cairo.

Tour to Giza PyramidsMemphis and Meidum from Cairo.

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