Khufu

(2589-2566 BC) was the 4th Dynasty (2613-2498) pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid of Giza. Originally, the Great Pyramid stood 481 feet (146.6 m) tall. Although commonly called Cheops (and also Suphis) because of the late Greek influence on Egypt, the name Khufu is the original ancient Egyptian name for this king as demonstrated by… Continue reading Khufu

Sneferu

Horus Name Horus Neb-Maat, “Horus, Lord of the Cosmological Order” Nebty Name Neb-maat-nebty “The Two Ladies, the Lord of the Cosmological Order Golden Horus Name Bik-nub “The Golden Falcon” Praenomen Sneferu, Snofru Nomen Snefru, Snofru Manetho Soris King Lists Snofru Alternate Names Snefru, Sneferu, Seneferu, Snefrou, Snofrou, Snofru Dates manetho reigned 29 years

Egyptian Pyramids

The pyramids on the Giza Plateau near Cairo. At far right is the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), in the middle and closer is the pyramid of Khafre (Chephren), and on left is the smallest of the three major Giza pyramids – that of Menkaure (Mycerinus). Three small subsidiary pyramids are at the extreme left.… Continue reading Egyptian Pyramids

Ancient Pyramids

As is well known there are literally hundreds of pyramids of various styles scattered over the Earth, in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Far East, Southeast Asia and South Pacific, and in North and South America. A few of these sites demonstrating the different styles are: Iraq: The reconstructed ziggurat-pyramid at Ur, in ancient… Continue reading Ancient Pyramids