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1. Pyramids of Giza

2. Khufu (Cheops)

3. Inside

4. Solar boat and pits

5. Queen's pyramids

6. Khafre (Chephren)

7. Inside

8. Mortuary Complex

9. Menkaure (Mycerinus)

10. Inside

11. Views from the top

12. The Sphinx

13. Sphinx Temple

14. Mastabas

15. Seshemnufer 4

16. Neferbauptah

17. Iymery

18. Tomb of Khentkawes

19. The modern city

20. House boats

21. Roberts' Giza



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Queen's pyramids

Queens' Pyramids, Giza, Egypt

Queen's Pyramids, Giza, Egypt

The three queen's pyramids to the east of Khufu' pyramid are the most noteworthy of several queen pyramids around Giza. The southern (photo above) belongs to Hensutsen, believed to be the mother of Khafre. The northernmost belongs to Merites, the sister and wife of Khufu. The one in the middle is disputed, it might belong to the mother Redjedef. That would make her Khufu' wife.
The queen's pyramids were used over and over again for tomb purposes. Shafts were dug next to them, and independent tombs (mastabas) were built as close to them as possible.

By Tore Kjeilen