Synonyms for menkaure or Related words with menkaure
Examples of "menkaure"
was the son of Khafra and the grandson of Khufu. A flint knife found in the mortuary temple of
mentioned a king's mother Khamerernebty I, suggesting that Khafra and this queen were the parents of
is thought to have had at least two wives.
Khamerernebty II was the mother of the King's Son Khuenre, who is thought to be the son of
. This suggests that Khamerernebty II must have married her brother
The Valley temple was a mainly brick built structure which was enlarged in the 5th or 6th dynasty. From this temple come the famous statues of
with his Queen and
with several deities. A partial list includes:
was the subject of a poem by the nineteenth century English poet Matthew Arnold, entitled "Mycerinus".
Khamerernebty I is identified with the king's mother whose partial name was found inscribed on a flint knife in the mortuary temple of
. She is thought to be the mother of
and was likely married to King Khafre. There are no inscriptions that explicitly mention her as a wife of Khafre however.
Menkaure’s pyramid complex consists of a valley temple, a causeway, a mortuary temple, and the king’s pyramid. The valley temple once contained several statues of
. During the 5th dynasty, a smaller ante-temple was added on to the valley temple. The mortuary temple also yielded several statues of
. The king’s pyramid has three subsidiary or queen’s pyramids.
This cemetery dates from the time of
(Junker) or earlier (Reisner), and contains several stone-built mastabas dating from as late as the 6th dynasty. Tombs from the time of
include the mastabas of the royal chamberlain Khaemnefert, the King’s son Khufudjedef was master of the royal largesse, and an official named Niankhre.
Menkaure's pyramid at Giza was called "Netjer-er-
" which means "
is Divine". This pyramid is the smallest of the three pyramids at Giza. This pyramid measures 103.4 meters at the base and 65.5 meters in height. There are three subsidiary pyramids associated with Menkaure's pyramid.
Khamerernebty II is said to be the daughter of Khamerernebty I in her tomb. Khamerernebty I is thought to be the mother of
based on a partial inscription on a flint knife in the mortuary temple of
and hence a wife of King Khafre. This would imply that Khamerernebty II was the daughter of King Khafra and Khamerernebty I.
The Pyramid of
, located on the Giza Plateau in the southwestern outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, is the smallest of the three main Pyramids of Giza. It is thought to have been built to serve as the tomb of the fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh
High priests of Ptah are mentioned in inscriptions dating back to at least the Fourth Dynasty. In the tomb of the nobleman Debhen, for instance, there is a description of a visit by Pharaoh
to the construction site for his pyramid "Divine is
". The pharaoh is accompanied by a naval commander and two high priests of Ptah.
(also read as Menkaura), was an ancient Egyptian king (pharaoh) of the 4th dynasty during the Old Kingdom, who is well known under his Hellenized names Mykerinos (by Herodotus) and Menkheres (by Manetho). According to Manetho, he was the throne successor of king Bikheris, but according to archaeological evidences he rather was the successor of king Khafre.
became famous for his tomb, the Pyramid of
, at Giza and his beautiful statue triads, showing the king together with his wives Rekhetre and Khamerernebty.
At Giza he and John Shae Perring worked with gunpowder forcing their way into several monuments, including the burial chamber of the pyramid of
Al-Aziz Uthman (1171–1198) tried to destroy the Giza pyramid complex. He gave up after damaging the Pyramid of
because the task proved too huge.
In 2013, a fragment of the sphinx of
was discovered at Tel Hazor at the entrance to the city palace.
The royal court included several of Menkaure's half brothers. His brothers Nebemakhet, Duaenre, Nikaure and Iunmin served as vizier during the reign of their brother. His brother Sekhemkare may have been younger and became vizier after the death of
Khamerernebty II was an ancient Egyptian queen of the 4th dynasty. She was a daughter of Pharaoh Khafra and Queen Khamerernebty I. She married her brother
and she was a mother of Prince Khuenre.
He was a son of Pharaoh
and his sister, Queen Khamerernebty II. He was a grandson of Khafra and Khamerernebty I and great-grandson of Khufu, king who built the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The earliest serdab of this type is found in the pyramid of
, but it was during the reign of Djedkare Isesi that it became a part of the standard pyramid layout.
According to Herodotus,
was the son of Khufu (Greek "Cheops"), and alleviated the suffering his father's reign had caused the inhabitants of ancient Egypt. Herodotus adds that he suffered much misfortune: his only daughter, whose corpse was interred in a wooden bull (which Herodotus claims survived to his lifetime), died before him; additionally, the oracle at Buto predicted he would only rule six years, but through his shrewdness,
was able to rule a total of 12 years and foil the prophecy (Herodotus, "Histories", 2.129-133).
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