- Chephren, flourished late 26th century b.c., Egyptian king of the fourth dynasty (son of Cheops): builder of second pyramid at El Giza.
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Herodotus refers to them as Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Chephren also, and Mycerinus built pyramids, and the Greeks have a story--which is not true--that another was built by Rhodopis.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.
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The largest is that of Cheops, the second that of Chephren, and the smallest that of Menkaura.The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I
Herbert Brayley Collett
Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus continually added to the height and mass of their tombs until death put an end to the work.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)
The falcon god Horus sits behind the head of the great statue of Chephren.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
- See Khafre
- Greek name Chephren. king of Egypt (c. 2550 bc) of the 4th dynasty. He built the second pyramid and is thought to have built the Sphinx at Giza
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