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“don't miss the quarry next door”
Review of Khafre's Pyramid

Khafre's Pyramid
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Owner description: Next to the Great Pyramid of Khufu, this is the second-largest of the Giza pyramids; Khafre was the son of Khufu.
Reviewed 10 January 2015

This was the 1st pyramid I ever went inside, back in 1978. Went back this last trip to refresh my memory. Brighter inside than Khufu's Great Pyramid, due to the paler limestone. Surprised by how small the sarcophagus was, narrow and not very deep. Big enough for a mummy, but a single coffin, at most. Right beside this pyramid is a quarry where some of the stone to build it came from - you can still see the ditches in the ground from cutting blocks. Look on the wall for an inscription by Prince Khaemwaset, son of Ramesses II.

Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

Should have done. Might have taken a bit longer. Please visit the inside of all pyramids if you have time

Thank Siddhartha S
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

Its better to go inside this pyramid since its only 40 egyptian pounds while the bigger one is more that a 100 egyptial pounds and on the inside they look exactly the same. Very unique experience.

1  Thank kaseyferie
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Reviewed 30 December 2014

Part of the pyramid complex this is well worth making the extra effort to get close. Construction techniques are different from the Great Pyramid of Khufu and you can see it in the details. Early morning to early afternoon is the best light for photographs of this and all three pyramids from the panorama point.

Given the drop in tourism the area is nearly empty right now. Fewer tourists for the hawkers so you get solicited by nearly all of them but worth the solitude of the monuments.

1  Thank Jeff T
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Reviewed 29 December 2014

From among the pyramids of Giza, this is the second largest one with the original smooth limestone casing still intact at the top. We went inside the burial chamber for a nominal fee. The pyramid appears larger than Khufu's because its built on a higher ground. For a history buff, its a must visit location.

1  Thank Sharmi17
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