The 4th Dynasty 2613-2498 BCE The Pyramid Complex at Giza This period is also referred to as the Old Kingdom and the Pyramid Age. The first Pharaoh of this dynasty was Sneferu. He was responsible for building the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, both at Dahshur. However, the greatest accomplishment of this dynasty was the construction of the pyramid complex at Giza. The Pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaura oversaw this elaborate task.
 
King Khufu

 

 
King Khafre

King Menkaura/Mycerinus Click above to see Menkaura's page Other Dynasties
External Links Nova Online/Pyramids-The Inside Story This site provides an excellent tour of Khufu's pyramid. Guardian's Giza Here's an upclose look at the pyramid of Menkaura. The Orion Mystery A website designed to explore the ideas presented by Robert Bauval in his book The Orion Mystery. The Pyramid Builders Contains information about 3rd, 4th and 5th dynasty pyramid builders. Giza On Line Information about the Giza complex and stone technology. The Upuaut Project The official website documenting the investigation of the 'air shafts' of the Pyramid of Khufu.
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