Khafre, who was the son of Khufu, was also known as Rakhaef or Chephren. He ruled from 2520 – 2494 B.C. and is responsible for the second largest pyramid complex at Giza, which includes the Sphinx, a Mortuary Temple, and a Valley Temple. The most distinctive feature of Khafre’s Pyramid is the topmost layer of… Continue reading Khafre’s Inside Story
The Great Sphinx of Giza, the worlds largest single-stone statue. The half-human Sphinx is an ancient Egyptian mystical figure usually formed as a lion with a human head, usually made to resemble a pharaoh. The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt, is the worlds biggest single-stone statue. It is made from limestone and it is 57… Continue reading The Sphinx
Ancient Egypt pictures Pictures of the pyramids and sphinx The sphinx and pyramids of Giza Step pyramid of Sakkara The three pyramids of Giza Entrance of the great pyramid of Giza The sphinx The Medom pyramid
By Brian Handwerk The Giza Pyramids, built to endure an eternity, have done just that. The monumental tombs are relics of Egypt’s Old Kingdom era and were constructed some 4,500 years ago.
Egyptian Mythology Names in ancient Egypt were very mystic and powerful. It was thought that if you inscribed your enemies’ name on something, then broke it, that enemy would either be afflicted, or possibly die. If you knew a name you had power. In the same respect, using a name could be beneficial. Each god… Continue reading Egyptian Mythology
Giza pyramids soaring above the city of Cairo, Egypt (Order Fine Art Print) The Great Pyramid is the most substantial ancient structure in the world – and the most mysterious. According to prevailing archaeological theory – and there is absolutely no evidence to confirm this idea – the three pyramids on the Giza plateau are… Continue reading The Great Pyramid, Egypt