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Khafre

AKA Khafre

Born: c. 2575 BC
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: c. 2465 BC
Location of death: Egypt
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Mummified, unknown

Gender: Male
Religion: Other
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: Ancient Egypt
Executive summary: Pharaoh, built the Great Sphinx at Giza

The fourth Pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, Khafre took power at the death of his older brother Djedefre, and some experts theorize that Khafre murdered his brother to take the throne. His image appears on numerous statues and monuments from the period, including the spectacular lion-like Great Sphinx at Giza, which has a human face believed to be Khafre's likeness. His pyramid, often called the Pyramid of Chephren or the Second Great Pyramid, is built on higher ground and so appears to be taller than his father Khufu's Great Pyramid, but it is actually about thirty feet shorter. Twenty-three statues of Khafre once guarded the granite-lined funerary temple at the base of his pyramid, but his mummified remains have not been found.

Father: Khufu (Pharaoh)
Mother: Henutsen
Brother: Djedefre (Pharaoh)
Wife: Khameremebty I (probably Khafre's half-sister)
Wife: Meres-ankh III
Son: Nebemakhet
Son: Misuerre
Son: Khenterka
Son: Duaenre
Son: Menkaure
Daughter: Khameremebty II
Daughter: Shepsestkau
Son: Nikawre
Son: Sekhemkare
Daughter: Hetep-Heres

    Egyptian Pharaoh
    Mummified


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