King Khufu

King Khufu

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Who is King Khufu? and when He Got the Throne of Egypt?

King Khufu is considered one of the most important kings who ruled Egypt during the ancient Egyptian period. He succeeded his father king Seneferu on the throne of Egypt and became the second king of the 4th dynasty, Khufu’s mother was Queen Hetepheres. He ruled Egypt from 2589 B.Cto 2566 B.C. His full name was Khnum-Khufu, means “Khnum Protects Me.” Khnum was the ancient Egyptian ram-headed deity of procreation, water, and fertility.
The most famous and important monument in Egypt has been built by King Cheops is that The Great Pyramid of Giza which remains today as one of the seven wonders of the world.

Best Works of King Khufu:

The Great Pyramid of Giza took approximately 20 years to build. It stood 480 feet tall, 31 of which have eroded since the time of the pharaoh. It remains the tallest man-made structure in the entire world for nearly 4,000 years.

King Khufu believed the Great Pyramid was his stairway to heaven. The Great Pyramid was the first of its kind in that the sides were smooth, as opposed to having steps. Also, the sides perfectly correspond to the cardinal points of a compass.

One more monument belonging to this great king can be added to your trip to Egypt are that of the solar boat of King Khufu. It’s one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved monument It was thus identified as the world’s oldest intact ship and has been described as “a masterpiece of woodcraft” that could sail today if put into water.

The boat was one of two discovered in 1954 it was built with a flat bottom composed of several planks, and it has been reconstructed from 1,224 pieces. You can visit Khufu’s Boat Museum which is resting alongside the Great Pyramid.

King Khufu {Cheops} has no statues except for a very tiny statue 7.5 c.m. displayed at the Egyptian museum and it is made out of ivory which was discovered in Abydos city.

If you prefer to visit the Great Pyramid of King Khufu or many archaeological sites in Egypt you can visit our Egypt tour packages and choose your favorite trip to “The Land of Pharaohs“.