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    Son of Snofru by queen Hetepheres I, father of Khafre and Djedefre the great pharaoh Khufu was the builder of the Great Pyramid at Giza. The Turin Canon records 23 years of rule and Manetho (priest of Heliopolis) writes that about his reign for 63 years. Unfortunately, besides the Great Pyramid Complex, which can be found in saqqara, there are few archaeological sites, artifacts and more importantly primary texts which shed more light about King Khufu’s reign in the fourth dynasty. Therefore, this

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    three significant pyramids of Giza plateau that was a “funerary structure.” The everlasting monument was to honor Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty pharaoh, Khufu (known as Cheops to the Greeks). Khufu was the son of King Sneferu, who happened to be a great pyramid builder, and Hetepheres I. Khufu reigned for approximately 24 years. The people believed that Khufu was a more ruthless and cruel dictator. The Great Pyramid of Giza was a representation of Khufu’s leading and coordination of his people. Because

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    The Great Pyramid of Giza

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    The Great Pyramid of Giza is also recognized as the Pyramid of Khufu, Khufu's Pyramid and Pyramid of Cheops. It is the most significant and earliest structure in the world. This pyramid is the oldest of the three pyramids standing on the Giza Necropolis. It is also the largest of them all (Larry, 2000). This great pyramid is located on the northern edge of the Giza Plateau, which is 25 km outskirts, southwest of Cairo, Egypt. It is the only remaining standing monument of the Seven Wonders of the

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    Pyramid of Giza Who built the Great Pyramid? The Great Pyramid was built by the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. Khufuwas born in 2589 BC - 2566 BC. His real name was Khnum-khuf meaning 'the god Khnum is his protection. Khufuwas the son of another great pyramid builder, King Sneferu. Khufu's mothers name was Hetepheres. Khufuwas the second king in the 4th dynasty. The Greeks referred Khufu as Cheops When and Where was the Great Pyramid built? The Great Pyramid was built in the city of Giza

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    The Great Sphinx

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    One of the most mysterious structures found in today’s world is the Great Sphinx of Egypt, located on the outskirts of the hustling city of Giza. Many archeologists and explorers spend their entire careers trying to answer many unknowns about the Sphinx such as, “Who built the Sphinx,” and “Why does it exist?” Although these questions do not have clear answers, there are many theories that try to crack the mysteries of the Great Sphinx. The Great Sphinx has fascinated people from around the world

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    Comparing Stones Many humans have been interested in different forms of art throughout all of history. Countless people have spent endless hours researching, studying, and learning about different pieces of art. Although each piece of art is unique to in own appearance, time, and meaning, many similarities can be found. Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid are two historical works of art that can be studied via comparison. Looking at the two pieces, many differences and similarities can be observed

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    significance. Many unusual features make the Great Pyramid’s significance very unique yet baffling. Several have tried to produce theories to explain the purpose and role of this Ancient Wonder of the World. The Great Pyramid of Giza was built by Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) to protect his belongings for eternity. Almost all of the pyramids in Egypt serve as tombs for the pharaohs who built them. However, this pyramid could be an exception. It was discovered with a battered and damaged coffin without a lid or

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    The Great Pyramid: Largest Pyramid in the World The great pyramid was built during the reign of Khufu, 2nd king of the fourth dynasty (2,720-2,560 BC). It stands on the Giza plateau nearby Cairo and is the biggest pyramid in the world. It measures 230 m (756 ft) on each side of its base and originally measured 147 m (482 ft) high. Beginning in the 10th century AD the entire Giza complex served as a source of building materials for the construction of Cairo; as a result, all three pyramids

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    Development of Pyramids in History

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    destroyed because of the material used for construction. The Mexicans on the other hand used their pyramids for Human sacrifice. However, The South Indians have put their pyramids to religious use, they serve as Holy temples. As far back as the Pyramid of Khufu to the modern day like pyramids found in France. Pyramid based structures are proven through researches to be used all around the world. Works Cited http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramid

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    Sphinx

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    to the fourth dynasty (2900-2750 BC). Why should we waste our limited time reinvestigating what appears to be a closed case? Egyptologists have conclude that the structures located at the Giza plateau can be attributed to forth dynasty pharaohs Khufu (large pyramid), Menkaure (small pyramid), and latter Khafre (sphinx and medium pyramid.) The stone quarried to build these edifices were brought from as far away as Tura (casing stones) which is located five miles east, Aswan (granite), and the majority

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