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The Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops)
and Surrounding Structures.

pyramid of khufu

     Around the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) there many other small buildings. Some are mastabas which would have housed the bodies of high official or family of Khufu. The tomb of Khufu's mother was found near the causeway and contained evidence of the earliest mummification of a body.

pyramid of khufu







boat pit near pyramid

     Also near the pyramid were five boat pits. One found in 1954, by archaeologist had the remains of the flat bottom boat which had been disassemble and placed in thirteen layers in the pit. The boat was made mostly of cedar wood. The boat was reassembled and is now displayed in a museum near Giza. The boat measure around 143 feet fully assembled. Boat pits were also found around the pyramid of Khufu's son, Khephre.


pyramid of khufu north side     


The north view of the Great Pyramid show a large opening in the face of the Pyramid just below the original opening.






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