Pyramid of Khafre

Pyramid of Khafre
Khafre's Pyramid
Khafre
Coordinates29°58′34″N 31°07′51″E / 29°58′34″N 31°07′51″E / 29.97611; 31.13083
Ancient nameGreat is Khafre
Constructedc. 2570 BC (4th dynasty)
TypeTrue pyramid
Height136.4 metres (448 ft)[1]
(Originally: 143.5 m or 471 ft[1] or 274 cubits)
Base215.28 metres (706 ft) or 411 cubits
Volume2,211,096 cubic metres (78,084,118 cu ft)
Slope53°08'
The Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx of Giza
Pyramid of Khafre and Sphinx, Giza, Greater Cairo, Egypt.jpg

The Pyramid of Khafre or of Chephren[1] (Arabic: هرم خفرع‎, translit. haram ḵafraʿ, IPA: [haram xafraʕ]) is the second-tallest and second-largest of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza and the tomb of the Fourth-Dynasty pharaoh Khafre (Chefren), who ruled from c.2558 to 2532 BC.[2]

One of the best Photoshopped Images of the pyramid

Size

The pyramid has a base length of 215.5  m (706 ft) and rises up to a height of 136.4 metres (448 ft)[1] The pyramid is made of limestone blocks weighing more than 2 tons each. The slope of the pyramid rises at a 53° 13' angle, steeper than its neighbor, the Pyramid of Khufu, which has an angle of 51°50'24". The pyramid sits on bedrock 10 m (33 ft) higher than Khufu’s pyramid, which makes it appear to be taller.

Other Languages
العربية: هرم خفرع
azərbaycanca: Xefren ehramı
беларуская: Піраміда Хефрэна
ދިވެހިބަސް: ޚަފްރީ ޕިރަމިޑް
فارسی: هرم خفرع
Bahasa Indonesia: Piramida Khafre
مصرى: هرم خفرع
slovenčina: Rachefova pyramída
slovenščina: Kefrenova piramida
Türkçe: Kefren Piramidi
українська: Піраміда Хефрена
Tiếng Việt: Kim tự tháp Khafre