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Pyramid of Khafre (Chephren)

Pyramid of Khafre


The second largest pyramid is that of King Khephren, son of Khufu. This originally stood 473 feet high. It appears to be taller than Khufu's pyramid, because it is built on higher ground. The pyramids base is about 706 feet long. In front of the pyramid is a causeway which leads to a valley temple. Near the valley temple the famous sphinx was carved out of an outcrop of limestone.

Cap of limestone on Khafre Pyramid



The cap of the pyramid still retains some of the original limestone casings.


View of Khafre from atop other Pyramid





mortuary temple of khafre



Mortuary temple



Side view of Khafre


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