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Short Biography, Information & Facts about Khufu, the famous pharaoh and king of Egypt

Biography, Facts and information about the life of a Pharaoh
The term pharaoh was the title of an ancient Egyptian king who was considered to be a living god and worshipped as a deity. The pharaoh was an absolute ruler of Egypt, both the political and religious leader. 

Short Biography of the life of Khufu
The history, facts and information about Khufu, a famous pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

The following biography information provides basic facts about the life Khufu:

  • Khufu was also known as Cheops
  • Alternative spellings of the name:
  • Egyptian Period / Kingdom: Old Kingdom
  • Dynasty: Khufu ruled in the Fourth Egyptian Dynasty
  • Name of Previous Pharaoh: Sneferu aka Snefru
  • Years of Reign: 2589BC - 2566BC
  • Succeeded by: Djedefra - 2566 - 2558BC and then another son Khafre

  • Family
    • Father: His father was King Sneferu
    • Mother: His mother was Queen Hetepheres
    • Chief Wife: His chief wife and consort was Meritates & then Henutsen
    • Children:  9 sons and fifteen daughters
  • Year of Death: 2566 BC
  • Location of the Burial Site: Giza
  • Biography and accomplishments or why Khufu was famous: Khufu is attributed as the pharaoh who had the Great Pyramid of Giza built as a monumental tomb. Inside the Great pyramid are tomb chambers, ante-rooms, chambers, ventilation shafts and access tunnels. The Great Pyramid of Giza was one of the Seven Wonders of the World and its dimensions were originally 481 feet high and 755 feet wide.

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