Pyramid of Menkaure

Pyramid of Menkaure

Pyramid of Menkaure

Pyramid of Menkaure is located on the Giza Plateau, in the city of Giza, It was built during the reign of Pharaoh Mycerinus (Hellenistic name) or Menkaura (Egyptian name), who belongs to the Fourth Dynasty. He came to power after the death of the king. His father, Khafre, in 2514 BC. C. It ended around 2486 BC. C- The son of Khafre and the grandson of Khufu, the builder of the Great Pyramid.

Info about Menkaure pharaoh

In truth built his pyramid beside the great pyramid of Khufu and the pyramid of Khafre at Giza. He seems to have intended his pyramid to be the last great monument built at the site as the placement of his valley temple at the mouth of the main wadi.

Reason For Its Construction

There is no doubt that this was built to serve as a tomb for the pharaoh who ordered its construction, Mycerinus, and to contain his “essence” forever. The pyramids were a way for the pharaoh to show his power and remain present even after death, In fact the ancient Egyptians believed in life after death and how the Pharaoh was resurrected and ascended to heaven to live eternally among the gods, turning into a star.

About Pyramid of Menkaure

  • The only one of the three pyramids of Giza in which mummified human remains were found.
  • Inside the pyramid was a basalt coffin, a smaller wooden coffin, and there was a mummy
  • Despite this, experts speculate that the basalt sarcophagus, which was lost during a shipwreck near the coast of Spain, was actually built for the pharaoh.
  • Smaller than the other two pyramids belonging to his father Khafre and grandfather Khufu.

Also: 

  • Its height reaches 66.5 meters, and its base is 108.5 meters long.
  • Significant damage to the monument on its northern face. Most of the damage to the pyramid is caused by humans.
  • Of course these great ruins still stand and allow us to enjoy their grandeur.

It is certain that if you visit Egypt, you must visit the pyramids in Giza and enjoy Egyptian civilization.

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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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  • Aswan – a more relaxed option, full of amazing sights.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the 3 small Pyramids of Giza called?
The designations of the pyramids—Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure—correspond to the kings for whom they were built.
Who built Menkaure pyramid?
The Pyramid of Menkaure was built under the supervision of Pharaoh Menkaure around 2490 to 2472 BC.
Can you go inside Menkaure pyramid?
Yes, you can.
Who is buried in the pyramid of Menkaure?
The Pyramid of Mekaure is the smallest of the three Egyptian Pyramids of Giza, standing at around half the height of its neighbors. King Menkaure, leader of the Fifth Egyptian Dynasty, was buried beneath its surface.
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