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Style: Old Kingdom 4th Dyn. Style: Old Kingdom 4th Dyn.
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Asiut
Asiut

Asiut is known for its monuments dating to the Old Kingdom and the First Intermediate Period. It was the capital of the fifteenth nome in Upper Egypt.

Archaeological Site

Giza
Giza

Giza was chosen by King Khufu and his successors, Khafra and Menkaure, to erect their funerary complexes. The site also contains the tombs of the courtiers of the Fourth Dynasty and those of the workmen.

Necropolis

Meidum
Meidum

Meidum lies about 50 kilometers or 31 miles southwest of Cairo. This site contains several great monuments. These include the Meidum Pyramid that was attributed to King Senefru, as well as some famous tombs such as the tombs of Nefer-maat and Itet, from which came the painting known as the Geese of Meidum.

Archaeological Site

The Boat Pits of Khufu's Pyramid
The Boat Pits of Khufu's Pyramid

Five boat pits were hewn near King Khufu's pyramid. They once contained the boats of the king.

Archaeological Site

The Great Pyramid of Khufu
The Great Pyramid of Khufu

The Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is considered to be the first and only complete Wonder of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that still exists.

Pyramid

The Great Sphinx at Giza
The Great Sphinx at Giza

The Great Sphinx at Giza was carved from inferior quality limestone bedrock and was probably originally coated with plaster and painted.

Necropolis

The Interior Chambers and Galleries of the Khufu Pyramid
The Interior Chambers and Galleries of the Khufu Pyramid

There are several underground chambers and galleries inside the Khufu Pyramid.

Pyramid

The Pyramid of Khafra
The Pyramid of Khafra

King Khafra of the Fourth Dynasty built the second pyramid on the famous Giza Plateau. It was built on an elevation that was about 10 meters or 33 feet higher than that of King Khufu's pyramid.

Pyramid

The Pyramid of Menkaure
The Pyramid of Menkaure

The Pyramid of Menkaure is the smallest one on the Giza plateau and is 66 meters or 216 feet high. It is built on the edge of the sloping plateau. This pyramid was finished by King Shepseskaf, the successor to King Menkaure.

Pyramid

The Temple of the Great Sphinx
The Temple of the Great Sphinx

This temple was dedicated to the cult of the Sphinx, who was considered to be the sun god Hor-em-akhet.

Temple

Valley Temple of Khafra
Valley Temple of Khafra

The Valley Temple of King Khafra's Giza complex lies at the edge of the plain near the modern village of Nazlet El-Samman. The Valley Temple is the most complete of all the buildings in the complex of King Khafra.

Temple

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