Khafre and the Second Giza Pyramid
The reign of Khufu comes to an end, and he is succeeded by his two sons: the short-lived Djedefre and the longer-lived Khafre (“He Appears like Re”). Khafre immortalizes himself in the second-largest pyramid ever constructed, and the legendary Sphinx.
Khafre immortalized in solar theological imagery (Source: Wikipedia).
Khafre in granite, with the winged Horus protecting him (Source: Wikipedia).
An alabaster head of Khafre, discovered at Giza 1921 (Source: the Boston Museum of Fine Arts).
The burial chamber of Khafre at Giza (Source: the author, 2013).
The quarry north of Khafre’s pyramid, in which the limestone blocks are clearly visible in the early stages of preparation.
The solar barque of Khufu, housed in a museum south of his Great Pyramid (source: the author, 2013).
Mark Lehner, The Complete Pyramids, 2008.
Ian Shaw (editor), The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, 2004.
Gay Robins, The Art of Ancient Egypt, 2008.