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Khafre's Pyramid, located in Giza, Egypt is one of the most impressive ancient structures in the world. This pyramid was built during the reign of the pharaoh Khafre, around 2520 BC, and it's the second largest pyramid in the Giza complex.

The pyramid is made of limestone blocks, and it stands at around 136 meters (446 ft) high, which is a little shorter than the Great Pyramid of Giza, but still pretty impressive! It's estimated that around 2.3 million limestone blocks were used to build the pyramid, and each block weighed around 2.5-15 tons. The pyramid was originally covered in a layer of fine white limestone, which gave it a smooth and shiny appearance.

Inside the pyramid, you'll find a series of corridors and chambers, including the burial chamber, which was the final resting place of the pharaoh Khafre. You can visit and tour the interior of the pyramid with a special ticket at Giza.

One of the most interesting things about the Khafre Pyramid is that it still has some of its original casing stones at the top, which gives you an idea of how impressive the pyramid must have looked when it was first built. Also, the pyramid is located on a higher elevation than the Great Pyramid and it creates an illusion that the pyramid is taller than it actually is.


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(Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884; François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette, French, 1821–1881; Selim Hassan (Bey), Egyptian, 1886–1961.
2 of Giza (Perring and Vyse)
Dynasty 4

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