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Inside the Menkaure

Menkaure Pyramid, Giza, Egypt

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Introduction

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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Intro

The Pyramids

Map


Khufu

Solar boat

Queen's pyramids


Khafre


Menkaure

Inside the Menkaure

Views from the top


The Sphinx


Mastabas

Tomb of Khentkawes

Modern city

House boats and the Nile

Roberts' Giza

Practicalties

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Menkaure Pyramid, Giza, Egypt

Almost there. This chamber has been suggested as the earliest burial room.

Menkaure Pyramid, Giza, Egypt

A chamber next to the room of the sarcophagus, nobody knows what this chamber of 6 niches was used for.


The burial chambers of Menkaure are open for the public again. What you find inside can appear uninteresting as there are few decorations. In the first chamber you arrive in, there are some, but further down, all you will see are crude stone walls.
There are 4 chambers here, which is quite unusual. Scholars have no definite ideas of which purpose the 3 non-obligatory served. The dark stone sarcophagus is no longer here. It lies on the bottom of the sea outside southern Spain, after the ship Beatrice sunk in 1838 on its way to England.
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By Tore Kjeilen