Khafre Pyramid

Khafre Pyramid

Khafre Pyramid

Khafre's pyramid is located on the Giza Plateau The second largest pyramid in Giza and in Egypt belongs to Khafre The pyramids that he and his family built are the greatest in the history of Egypt and among the greatest achievements in human history, Additionally Khafre's pyramid is smaller in size and does not contain some of the highly detailed stonework that his father displays.

Khafre

The third pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty during the Old Kingdom period in ancient Egypt around 2540 BC Also known in history by the Greek name Khafre, In fact he is the son of Khufu, the owner of the Great Pyramid, and the grandson of Sneferu The pyramids that he and his family built are the greatest in the history of Egypt and among the greatest achievements in human history.

Reason For Its Construction

This was built to serve as a tomb for the pharaoh who ordered its construction, and contains his "essence" forever. Pyramids also have a way for the pharaoh to show his power and thus remain present even after his death.

About Khafre's Pyramid

  • The Pyramid of Khafre was called the Great Pyramid, because although it was originally smaller than the Pyramid of Khufu, it appeared taller due to its location at a higher level on the Giza Plateau.
  • Its height reaches 143.5 metres.
  • The upper part retains the original limestone layer that covered the entire pyramid.
  • It has two entrances located on the northern facade, about thirty meters from the base of the pyramid.

Also: 

  • Inside the funerary chamber is a red granite sarcophagus.
  • 500 meters from this complex and the pyramid were found the remains of the so-called workers' city.
  • The damage to which this pyramid was exposed occurred in the fourteenth century.
  • he pyramid was connected to The Valley Temple through a bridge through which the body of the pharaoh was transported to its final resting place The temple has been preserved in excellent condition

Finnaly

There is no doubt that you should take a trip to Egypt to see the pyramids and enjoy your unforgettable tour.

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  • Greater Cairo – the capital of Egypt, home to the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum and fabulous Islamic architecture.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What was found in Khafre's pyramid?
Khafre's sarcophagus was carved out of a solid block of granite and sunk partially in the floor, in it, Belzoni found bones of an animal.
Why is the Pyramid of Khafre so important?
Pharaoh decided to build the pyramid to serve as a tomb and to make its essence remain forever.
How long did the Pyramid of Khafre take to build?
20 years The Pyramid of Khafre is 448 feet high, sitting just below the Great Pyramid. It is guessed to have taken 20 years to complete.
Who created the pyramid of Khafre?
The second great pyramid of Giza was built by Khufu's second son Khafre.
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