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(Biography) the original name of Cheops


(ˈki ɒps)

fl. early 26th century B.C., king of Egypt: builder of the great pyramid at Giza. Also called Khufu.
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Noun1.Khufu - Egyptian Pharaoh of the 27th century BC who commissioned the Great Pyramid at Giza
Pharaoh, Pharaoh of Egypt - the title of the ancient Egyptian kings
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The Great Pyramid of Khufu, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, was also illuminated with the colors of the Russian flag to show solidarity with the families of the 224 victims who were killed in the airplane that crashed over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Oct.
On the Giza plateau at about twenty kilometers from Cairo, it will study the pyramids of Khufu and Khafre, built by the son and grand-son of Snefru.
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.
The third one was a tunnel that leads to the Pyramid of Khufu, also known as the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a 3,000 year old male mummy, who, in his lifetime, was responsible for beer production.
A court in Giza, south of the capital, sentenced in absentia three Germans -- who had claimed they were researchers -- for stealing pieces of an ancient scroll bearing the name of the Pharaoh Khufu, as well as rock samples, the source said.
218: "The statue of Kha-f-Ra, (10) the King of the fourth Egyptian dynasty": it is the son of Khufu ("Cheops") of the fourth dynasty (2558-2532 BCE) of the old Kingdom, builder of the Second Pyramid and the Great Sphinx on the Plateau of Giza (Giza).
Using many specific examples--antikythera and the construction methods used to build the Khufu Pyramid, for example--it is a quite lively romp through the field, and its methodological approaches; yet it manages to remain interesting and engaging without sacrificing academic and mathematical rigor.
John Romer's latest offering, an expansive overview of ancient Egypt from the beginnings of agriculture in the Neolithic period to the reign of Khufu, has already received effusive reviews from mainstream commentators.
Scientists are removing the first fragments of wood from a pit in the rocks near the pyramids of Giza where one of the "solar" boats of the pharaoh Cheops, or Khufu, was buried.
Khalid Shraim, senior marketing manager at Bawadi Mall said: "Our team has designed popular Pharaonic statues of Khufu, Khafra, Tutankhamun, and the astonishing Sphinx, apart from the usual landmarks like the Pyramids.
The authority's head Mustafa Amin said Friday that the pyramid of Khufu, also known as Cheops, would be closed to visitors until Saturday morning for "necessary maintenance.
This includes the Archeology Division which studies the invaluable treasures and heritage of Egypt such as the Khufu Big Pyramid, the Sphinx, Rosetta Inscribed Stone and the Pharonic Tombs found in northern and southern Egypt (Oakes, 2003; Marlowe, 1974).