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Pyramids of the Queens

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Pyramids of the Queens

To the south of the pyramid of Menkaure, there are 3 smaller pyramids called the pyramids of the queens. They were buried in more modest funeral quarters of the pharaohs who deserved their place alongside them. These 3 pyramids are smaller than the ones next to the pyramid of Cheops. They are lined up next to the south wall of the Great Pyramid. They date back to the 3rd millennium BC. They were most likely Mikerinos´ wives. Only 1 was a true pyramid, it is thought that the others were places of offerings and worship, but also continental graves. The 3 pyramids are surrounded by a wall.


Tombs of the Heteferas Queens

The three small pyramids that you find on the giant pyramid of Kheops are three queens of Egypt. The first is the Queen Heteferas, who was the wife of Sneferu and mother of Khufu. The texts refer to her as "the daughter of God" and the "mother of the king". The fourth grave was found by chance in 1925. A gap of 27 meters of deep rock had blocked the main pyramid. The room held small personal items, silver jewelry, chairs etc, belonging to the queen. Now you can go down the pyramid, it is a strange feeling and very hot inside!

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