The pyramid of Khafre is the second largest of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids after Khufu’s, and is the tomb of the fourth- dynasty pharaoh Khafre. Khafre’s pyramid, called ‘’Khafre is Great’’, was built between 2558 and 25532 BC. It has a length of 215.25 m (706 ft) and rises to a height of 136.4 m (447.50 ft). The pyramid is made by limestone blocks (weighing more than 2 tons each). It sits on bedrock 10 m higher than its neighbor, the Pyramid of Khufu, which makes it appear to be taller.
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When the wind dies down and the sands are still, a long shadow casts a wedge of darkness across the Sahara, creeping ever longer as the North African sun sinks beyond the horizon. The story of Egypt begins in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza, where stone meets sky as a testament to one of the greatest civilizations of the earth.
Part 1 : An Introduction to the Earliest Known Pyramid of Ancient Egypt
Part of the great Memphis necropolis, the Step Pyramid Complex at Sakkara presents the earliest pyramid in the development of the ancient Egyptian pyramid concept. Memphis was the capital of the Old Kingdom and was home to the burial chambers of countless kings and officials.
A Standing Measure of the Evolution of Ancient Egyptian Construction
A Brief Introduction
A forgotten pyramid, a hidden treasure, a mark of ancient architectural evolution, the Meidum pyramid is a rare example of a pyramid, as it illustrates the gradual progression of the ancient Egyptian legacy of pyramid structures.
The Oldest Coptic Remains Built on an Ancient Fortress
Dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Damien, the Hanging Church, or Al Mu'alaka in Arabic, which means hanging, is the oldest surviving church in Al-Fustat, or Old Cairo. It was called the Hanging Church because it was built over the ruins of 2 old towers that had remained from the ancient fortress of "The Fortress of Babylon."