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(ˈkæfreɪ; ˈkɑːfreɪ)
(Biography) Greek name Chephren. king of Egypt (c. 2550 bc) of the 4th dynasty. He built the second pyramid and is thought to have built the Sphinx at Giza
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(ˈkæf reɪ, ˈkɑf-)

(Chephren) fl. late 26th century B.C., Egyptian king of the fourth dynasty (son of Cheops).
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With its scale in mind, the size and complexity of the project mirrors that of the pyramids -- Khufe, Khafre, and Menkaure -- that sits at its base.
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The ministry said the tomb was that of two people: Behnui-Ka, who had seven titles including the Priest and the Judge, and Nwi, also known as Chief of the Great State and "purifier" of the pharaoh Khafre.
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Alvarez, a brilliant physicist with a penchant for puzzles, hit on an idea: Use muons coming from the skies in the form of cosmic rays to peek inside the rock of Khafre's pyramid.
When President Anwar Sadat ordered that the upper part of the Khafre Pyramid be cleaned so it would become the same color as the pyramid's lower part, she refused to follow the order.
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Constructed between 2589 and 2504BC, the Egyptian pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, built in that order, are a testament to ancient planning and engineering.
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