When Did King Khafre Rule Egypt?


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The exact dates that King Khafre ruled Egypt are not proven. Many scholars believed he reigned from about 2520 to 2494 B.C., which is 26 years.

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Khafre was probably one of Khufu's younger sons. He had to wait for his brother Djedefre to die, but it is unclear how or when this happened. Khafre was the fourth ruler of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. The Great Sphinx is one of Khafre's projects, and many Egyptoligists think that it bears Kafre's face. He also built the pyramids at Giza, where he was entombed. Khafre was succeeded by his son Menkaure.

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