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King Khufu is the second king of fourth
dynasty of rulers of Egypt. There are
not much material available about Khufu
as per the historians. The biggest
record ever found about King Khufu till
date is the Khufu's Pyramid he built in
Giza during his life time. |
Khufu is the son of King
Sneferu and Queen Hetepheres I and he
lived from 2609 BC - 2584 BC. There is a
little ivory statue of Khufu measuring
about 7.5 cm found in Abydos. He is also
known as Cheops, which is a Greek name.
It is believed that he took
up the project of building the
Pyramid of Giza,
immediately after he took up the throne.
It took 23 years for completing the
pyramid and a very large work force was
used in the construction. It is also
found that his nephew Hemiunu was used
as a head for the construction.