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Chefren
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(Egyptian Ḫj.f-R, possibly R-ḫj.f; Hdt. 2,127 Χεφρήν (Chephrḗn), Diod. Sic. 1,64 Κεφρήν (Kephrḗn), Manetho in allusion to Cheops Σοῦφις (Soûphis), Ps.-Eratosth. fr. 17 Σαῶφις (Saôphis). Fourth ruler of the 4th dynasty; according to the Turin royal papyrus reigned 26 years (c. 2500 BC). Nothing is known of political events during his reign. After the death of his brother Djedefre C. erected his own monument at the necropolis of his father  Cheops in  Giza, building the second largest pyramid. Mortuary and valley temple are well preserved, with rich…

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Seidlmayer, Stephan Johannes (Berlin), “Chefren”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e232170>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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