The smallest of the three great pyramids of Giza, this pyramid was built by the IV Dynasty pharaoh Menkaure (Mycerinus) ... More
Pyramid of Menkaure
The smallest of the three great pyramids of Giza, this pyramid was built by the IV Dynasty pharaoh Menkaure (Mycerinus) around 2525 BCE. It is slightly offset from the plane of its two neighbors, which has led some to notice a similar layout to the stars in the belt of the constellation Orion. Most of its casing stones were removed in the 12th century when a sultan spent eight months trying in vain to demolish it.
The Pyramid of Unas has a rather shambolic exterior that resembles a pile of dirt and rubble, but the interior
is rather elaborate. It contains the earliest known examples of Pyramid Texts in a pharaonic tomb. The Pyramid Texts ...
Designed by Imhotep, chief architect of the III Dynasty pharaoh Djoser, this six tiered funerary chamber was the first pyramid.
Prior to its construction, pharaohs were buried beneath rectangular mastabas. Imhotep created a pyramid by stacking six increasingly smaller ...
A huge chandelier and brass spiral staircase push the glitzy gold lobby to the brink of camp, but the Pyramid
views from every room make this a forgiveable excess. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the health club ...
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