Category: 4th dynasty

Painted limestone statue of princess Nofret, w…

Painted limestone statue of princess Nofret, wife of Prince Rahotep, a son of Pharaoh Sneferu. Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2613-2494 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

The Great Pyramids of Giza

The Great Pyramids of Giza

Giza Plateau: three Great Pyramids (Khufu/Cheo…

Giza Plateau: three Great Pyramids (Khufu/Cheops, Khafre/Chephren and Menkaure) and Queens Pyramids.

grandegyptianmuseum: Statue of Hemiunu, b…

grandegyptianmuseum:

Statue of Hemiunu,

believed to be the architect of the

Pyramid of Khufu 

Hemiunu was one the most important members of the court and responsible for all the royal works. His tomb lies close to Khufu’s pyramid. Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2570 BC. Now in the Pelizaeus Museum.

Diorite statue of pharaoh Khafra enthroned wit…

Diorite statue of pharaoh Khafra enthroned with wings of falcon god Horus wrapped around his head, from his valley temple near the Great Sphinx, Giza. Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2570 BC. Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

The Pyramid of Khafre, c. 2570 BC, is the seco…

The Pyramid of Khafre, c. 2570 BC, is the second-tallest and second-largest of the Ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza.

Giza Plateau, ca. 2500s BC: Pyramid of Khafr…

Giza Plateau, ca. 2500s BC: Pyramid of Khafre (right) and Pyramid of Khufu (left), the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.

Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) and Camel Dr…

Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) and Camel Driver, Giza

by Peter Langer

Detail of king Sneferu from his funerary templ…

Detail of king Sneferu from his funerary temple of Dahshur. The king is seated on a throne and wears the white robe of royal of the Hed-Seb festival.

Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty, ca. 2600 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Photo: W. Buss

Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus) and Queen&rs…

Pyramid of Menkaure (Mycerinus) and Queen’s Pyramids, Giza