Pyramid of Menkaure

The third and the smallest of the major pyramids at Giza belongs to Menkaure, rising to a height of 65 meters, but the complex preserved some of the most stunning examples of sculpture to survive from all of Egyptian history

Giza, Egypt

Coordinates: 29.972500, 31.128333

The Pyramid of Menkaure is the smallest of the three main Pyramids of Giza, located on the Giza Plateau in the southwestern outskirts of Cairo, Egypt.

Menkaure was the son of Khafre and the grandson of Khufu. About 213 ft (65 m) tall, Menkaure’s pyramid is the smallest in the family trio. It was built in the 4th dynasty, sometime around 2510 BC.

Menkaure’s pyramid chambers are more complex than those of Khafre and include a chamber carved with decorative panels and another chamber with six large niches. The burial chamber is lined with massive granite blocks.

It was damaged by the son of the first sultan of Egypt, who attempted to have the pyramids dismantled and removed. After 8 month of demolition, they found the work to be expensive and difficult since they could only remove 1 or 2 stones each day, which is a testimony to the solidity and sheer bulk of even the least imposing of these structures.

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Come here as early as possible otherwise it will be really crowded. Camel, chariot, or horseback rides are expensive, so if have time & you are fit, just walk.