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Mycerinus
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(Egyptian Mn-kw-R; Hdt. 2,129: Μυκερῖνος/Mykerînos; Diod. Sic. 1,64 as a variant: Μεγχερῖνος/Mencherînos; Manetho: Μενχέρης/Menchérēs). Sixth king of the Egyptian 4th dynasty. Son and second successor of Chefren; ruled for 18 years (between 2500 and 2450 BC). M. built the third and smallest pyramid in Giza. Evidence from the Saitic and Persian periods (7th-5th cents. BC) indicates the restoration of his tomb and the resumption of his cult. Herodotus' extensive account (Hdt. 2,129-134), which shows M. to be a just ruler …

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Seidlmayer, Stephan Johannes (Berlin), “Mycerinus”, 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 02 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e814010>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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