Pyramid of Menkaure Facts

The Pyramid of Menkaure on the Giza plateau
The Pyramid of Menkaure

Introduction - Pyramid of Menkaure

Standing on the Giza plateau (Giza Necropolis) on the west bank of the Nile River in Northern Egypt stand three huge ancient Egyptian Pyramids. The biggest is the famous Great Pyramid which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The smallest pyramid of the three, and the last of the three to be built, is the Pyramid of Menkaure; an amazing architectural accomplishment for the ancient Egyptian people. Pharaoh Menkaure, who had this pyramid built, reigned over ancient Egypt for about 20 years starting around 2530 BC. He was the sixth ruler of ancient Egypt's fourth dynasty. On this page we list interesting facts, written for both kids and adults, about this pyramid. Information includes who built it, when it was built, and where it is located.

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Pyramid of Menkaure Interesting Facts