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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:12 am    Post subject: The pyramid builders Reply with quote

I thought I would "throw out" a new topic, just for the fun of it.

The great piramid at Giza belonged to King Khufu (also known by his Greek name Cheops). Herodotus claimed he was a cruel man.

Khufu (=Cheops) was the son of King Sneferu and Queen Hetepheres.
His Horus name was Medjedu, and his full name was Khnum-Khufu.
Khufu had several wives. Chief wife was Meryotes (=Meritites).
Henutsen was the wife and queen of Khufu. She was the mother of Prince Khufu-Khaf and possibly Khephren.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never realized until about 15 minutes ago that they actually know who was the architect!
I knew that Imhotep had kind of "invented" the pyramid, but that was much earlier.

Hemiunu was vizier and architect, and thought to be responsible for the building of the great piramid. Hemiunu was related to Khufu.
Hemiunu was a son of prince Nefermaat and Princess Atet and a grandson of king Snofru and Princess Nefertkau (Snofru’s daughter) of the 4th Dynasty.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do any of you know about other interesting people from that time period?

It was supposed to be one of the "golden ages" of Ancient Egypt.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two mysteries from that time period:

1. What happened to Crown Prince Kawab? Was he murdered in a palace conspiracy?

2. What happened to the burial of Queen Hetepheres, the mother of Khufu?
There was a tomb found near the pyramids, that contained a bed , a canopy and jewelry, but no mummy. And it seems she was never buried there at all.
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