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| Khafre's Pyramid |
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|Description ||Second largest pyramid with a height of 144 meters and sides of 211 meters and a slope of 53.7 degrees.|
from some angles it looks taller than Khufu's as it is built slightly higher on the Giza Plateau.
It has an 14 Meter long by 5 Meter wide and about 7 Meter high central chamber connected to the surface by a long very narrow sloped passage to the north side. There is an other chamber lower down, but it is currently not accessible. There is a 3 meter long pink granite sarcophagus still in the chamber.
On the south side, there is a sattelite pyramid for the queen.
Khafre was Khufu's second son, and succeeded to the throne as Djedefre died died relatively early.
Khafre has a wonderful statue in the cairo Museum and an other slightly less well preserved one in the Aswan Museum.
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