Menkaure Mykerinus Pyramid

The third and smallest of the great pyramids at Giza is credited to the pharaoh Menkaure

(Mycerinus in Greek). It thought to have been completed at the end of the 26th century BC.

Menkaure, like the builders of the other pyramids at Giza, ruled Egypt during the

4th Dynasty during the Old Kingdom Period of Ancient Egypt.

He thought to have been the successor of Khafre, the builder of the second

pyramid and the Great Sphinx, but historical accounts do not agree with the

archeological evidence that suggests this.

Menkaure Mykerinus PyramidMenkaure Mykerinus Pyramid

The pyramid had an original height of 215 feet but stands at 204 feet today

as a result of the removal of its outer casing and capstone. The lower section

of the pyramid encased in pink granite and the upper portions in white

Tura limestone, as with the other pyramids at Giza and in other pyramid fields.

Menkaure Mykerinus Pyramid

Archeologists believe that the pyramid was never completed because some

of the remaining courses of granite at the bottom levels of the pyramid are still rough.

Menkaure Mykerinus PyramidMenkaure Mykerinus Pyramid

The third and smallest of the great pyramids at Giza is credited to the pharaoh Menkaure

(Mycerinus in Greek). It thought to have been completed at the end of the 26th century BC.

Menkaure, like the builders of the other pyramids at Giza, ruled Egypt during the

4th Dynasty during the Old Kingdom Period of Ancient Egypt.

He thought to have been the successor of Khafre, the builder of the second

pyramid and the Great Sphinx, but historical accounts do not agree with the

archeological evidence that suggests this.

Menkaure Mykerinus Pyramid

The pyramid had an original height of 215 feet but stands at 204 feet today

as a result of the removal of its outer casing and capstone. The lower section

of the pyramid encased in pink granite and the upper portions in white

Tura limestone, as with the other pyramids at Giza and in other pyramid fields.

Menkaure Mykerinus Pyramid

Archeologists believe that the pyramid never completed because some

of the remaining courses of granite at the bottom levels of the pyramid still rough.