Menkaure


Menkaure
(reigned c. 2532–2503 BC)
   The Greek form of his name is Mycerinus. Ruler of Dynasty 4. Son and successor of Khafre and probably Queen Khamerernebty I. He built the third pyramid complex at Giza next to that of his father and his grandfather, Khufu. His pyramid was opened in 1837, and his sarcophagus was shipped to London but was lost at sea. The associated temples and chapels were excavated by George Reisner for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts from 1906–1910 and in 1923 and yielded fine pieces of sculpture depicting the king with various goddesses.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier
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Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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