Saqqara is the site of the principal necropolis of the ancient city of Memphis. It lies some 17 km from Giza. The name of the site is derived from the name of an Arab tribe once resident in the area. This Arab tribe was probably named after the ancient Egyptian deity Sokar who was worshipped […]

The Northern (Red) Pyramid of Senefru: – A short distance to the north of the Bent Pyramid stands Senefru’s second pyramid at Dahshur, which wasn’t built until the 30th year of his reign. – This pyramid is called the Northern Stone Pyramid or the Red Pyramid, from the reddish color of the local stone in […]

The Great Pyramid of Khufu His name means “he protects me” He is also known in history by the Greek name Cheops. He was the successor of his father King Senefru and his mother was queen Hetepheres. He married queen Henutsen (the mother of King Khaefre) He was the 2nd king during the 4th dynasty, […]

king Menkaure: He was the 5th king during the 4th dynasty. His name means “The established one of the ka (soul) of Ra” He was the successor of his father King Khaefre and son of queen Khamaerernebty I. He married his sister queen Khamaerernebty II and his half-sister queen Rekhetre. Menkaure had 3 sons and 2 […]

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