Khafre King (Chephren)
2558 - 2532 BC
|Khafre King - Khafre Statue|
The country was prosperous under Khafre, as is evidenced by the mastaba tombs of the nobles of his court. Carved on the wall of one of them - that of Prince Nekure, a 'king's son' - is a will, the only one of its kind known from the period. In it he left 14 towns to his heirs, at least 11 of which (three names are damaged) were named after his father Khafre. Nekure's legacy was divided up amongst his five heirs, but 12 of the towns were earmarked to endow the prince's mortuary cult for his tomb.
Khafre Pharaoh and his Pyramid :