Michael Stecker



Nine miles west of Cairo in Giza are the three largest pyramids in the world -- Menkaure, Khephren and Cheops or Khufu, (from left to right).  They are all named after the respective pharaohs who ruled in Egypt's 4th dynasty.

Khufu (aka: Cheops)  is the oldest and largest and was erected about 2690 B.C. Its original hieght was 481 feet and its base covered 13 acres. Kheopheren, Khufu's son, built the second and slightly smaller of the large pyramids about 2650 B.C. The third built is the smallest of the three and was erected in about 2600 B.C. for Pharaoh Menkaru. Smaller pyramids can be seen in the left foreground.


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