Why did Khufu build the Great Pyramid of Khufu?


Why did Khufu build the Great Pyramid of Khufu?

Khufu's Pyramid

Khufu was a 26th century BCE ruler of Egypt (a position that later kings would identify with the title ''Pharaoh'') who reigned during the Fourth Dynasty. He was known for his building projects, the most spectacular of which was the Great Pyramid, the largest and oldest of the pyramids of Giza.

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The leading theory accepted by Egyptologists is that Khufu's pyramid was built as a monumental tomb. Although the vast majority of the massive...

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Pyramids of Giza: History, Facts & Location


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Learn about the three pyramids of Giza and their historical significance. Find out where the pyramids are located, what their purpose is, and how old they are.

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