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Khafra in hieroglyphs
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The Pyramid of Khafra 29°58′32″N, 31°07′52″E and the Great Sphinx of Giza
The Pyramid of Khafra 29°58′32″N, 31°07′52″E and the Great Sphinx of Giza
Portrait of Khafra, originally found at Mit Rahina, now residing in the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo.
Khafre also refers to a block cipher.

Khafra or Khafre (Greek Chephren *ḫāʔaf-riʔu) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the Fourth dynasty, with his capital at Memphis. According to some authors he was the brother and successor of Khufu, but it is more commonly accepted that Djedefra was Khufu's successor and Khafra was Djedefra's. It has been suggested that Hieroglyph (French Wiki article) be merged into this article or section. ... copied from http://fi. ... copied from http://fi. ... Image File history File links Egypt. ... Image File history File links Egypt. ... The Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx of Giza Khafres Pyramid (29°58′32″N, 31°07′52″E), is the second largest of the ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza and the tomb of the fourth-dynasty pharaoh Khafre (Chephren). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1143x2190, 1132 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Khafra Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1143x2190, 1132 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Khafra Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Main entrance of the Egyptian Museum The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to the most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world. ... Nickname: Al Qahirah (The Triumphant City) Cairos location in Egypt Coordinates: Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area    - City 210 km²  - Metro 1,492 km² Population (2005)  - City 7,438,376  - Density 35,420/km²  - Urban 10,834,495  - Metro 15,200,000 Time zone EET (UTC+2)  - Summer (DST... In cryptography, Khufu and Khafre are two block ciphers designed by Ralph Merkle in 1989 while working at Xeroxs Palo Alto Research Center. ... Pharaoh is a title used to refer to any ruler, usually male, of the Egyptian kingdom in the pre-Christian, pre-Islamic period. ... The Fourth dynasty of Egypt was the second of the four dynasties considered forming the Old Kingdom. ... Memphis, coordiates , , was the ancient capital of the first nome of Lower Egypt, and of the Old Kingdom of Egypt from its foundation until around 1300 BC. Its Ancient Egyptian name was Ineb Hedj (The White Walls). The name Memphis is the Greek deformation of the Egyptian name of Pepi... Khufu Protected by Khnum[1] Horus name Medjedu Nebty name Nebty-r-medjed Golden Horus Bikwy-nub Consort(s) Meritates, Henutsen, plus two other queens whose names are not known[2] Issues Djedefra, Kawab, Khafre, Djedefhor, Banefre, Khufukaef, Hetepheres II, Meresankh II, Khamerernebty[2] Father Sneferu Mother Hetepheres I Died... The Egyptian pharaoh Djedefra was the successor and son of Khufu. ...


There is no agreement on the date of his reign; some authors say it was between 2558 BC and 2532 BC; this dynasty is commonly dated ca. 2650 BC–2480 BC. While the Turin King List figure for his reign was lost in a lacuna, and Manetho's exaggerates his reign as 66 years, most scholars believe it was between 24 to 26 years, based upon the date of the Will of Prince Nekure which was carved on the walls of this Prince's mastaba tomb. The will is dated anonymously to the Year of the 12th Count and is assumed to belong to Khafra since Nekure was his son. Khafra built the second largest pyramid at Giza, the Great Sphinx and a temple, which is the only surviving example of a temple of this Dynasty of the Old Kingdom. His name, Khaf-Ra, means "Appearing like Ra" for some translators and "rise Ra!" for others; the meaning is most probably the first, according to the hieroglyphic representing his name, which includes that crown. (27th century BC - 26th century BC - 25th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC – Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period. ... (27th century BC - 26th century BC - 25th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC – Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period. ... (28th century BC - 27th century BC - 26th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC -- Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period 2775 - 2650 BC -- Second Dynasty wars in Egypt Germination of the Bristlecone pine tree Methuselah about 2700 BC, the... The Turin King List also known as the Turin Royal Canon, is a unique papyrus, written in hieratic, currently in the Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum) at Turin, to which it owes its modern name. ... A mastaba was a flat-roofed, mud brick, rectangular building with sloping sides that marked the burial site of many eminent Egyptians of Egypts ancient period. ... The Great Sphinx of Giza with Khafres pyramid in the background. ... Giza, or Gizah (Arabic, الجيزة, transliterated al-ǧīzah; pronounced in the Cairene dialect of Egyptian Arabic eg-GÄ«za; also sometimes rendered in English as Gizeh, Ghizeh, or Geezeh) is a town in Egypt on the west bank of the Nile river, some 20 km southwest of central Cairo and now... The Great Sphinx at Giza, Egypt The Great Sphinx of Giza is a large half-human, half-lion Sphinx statue in Egypt, on the Giza Plateau at the west bank of the Nile River, near modern-day Cairo (). It is one of the largest single-stone statues on Earth, and... Temple of Hephaestus, an ancient Greek Doric temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted) For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation). ... The Old Kingdom is the name commonly given to that period in the 3rd millennium BC when Egypt attained its first continuous peak of civilization complexity and achievement - this was the first of three so-called Kingdom periods, which mark the high points of civilization in the Nile Valley (the... This article is about the Egyptian god. ...


Other spellings: Khaf-Re, Khauf-Re, Khafre, Khephren.


References

  • James Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt Part I, §§ 192, (1906) on 'The Will of Nekure'.

James Henry Breasted (August 27, 1865–December 2, 1935) was born in Rockford, Illinois and was an archaeologist and historian. ...

External links

  • Khafre: The 4th King of Egypt's 4th Dynasty
Preceded by
Djedefra
Pharaoh of Egypt
Fourth Dynasty
Succeeded by
Menkaura

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One of the tasks headed by KHAFRA is to maintain the City’s mapping database pertaining to sewers and manholes.
KHAFRA is currently supporting Augusta-Richmond County in its goal to update its GIS with data from over 12,000 legacy as-built drawing documents and 1,500 miles of water mains in the water system.
KHAFRA captured more than 12,000 water mains and 5,000 sewer lines during the first phase of this project and is presently integrating information from an additional 4,000 record drawings into the database.
BBC - History - Khafra (Khephren) (c.2558 BC - c.2532 BC) (320 words)
Khafra also adopted the title Son of Ra (sa Ra), which his half-brother had initiated to reflect the importance of the cult of the sun god Ra at this time.
Although a little smaller than his father's, Khafra's pyramid was built on slightly higher ground, to lessen the difference in height.
Khafra's pyramid complex is also the most complete example of such a complex to have survived.
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