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The second, and second largest, of the pyramids built on the Giza Plateau. Built for Pharaoh Khafre whose name is Chephren in Greek. It was constructed during the reign of the king 2520–2494 BC. It is breathtaking to see and touch.
Everyone is told, yes it looks bigger but actually it's number 2 in height. What it does give you is the look of how smooth and bright the pyramids must have been before they lost their covering. Awesome. One of the most iconic sites in...More
Khafre pulled a fast one on his dad and built his pyramid on higher ground to make it look bigger. Still its pretty awesome and as its the only one of the main 3 pyramids to have some of it's outer covering intact, it does...More
The three large pyramids at Giza make an impressive and iconic image. This one often looks taller than the Great Pyramid because it is on a slightly higher spot of land. The surfacing at the apex makes it stand out.