Cheops, aka: Khufu; 3 Definition(s)
The 4th Dynasty pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) built the largest pyramid in Giza in 2600 BC; it towers 480 feet into the air and its base covers 13 acres.
Khufu was the second pharaoh in the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of ancient Egypt. His full name was Khnum Khufu ("protected by Khnum"). Manetho called him Suphis although he was known to the Greeks as Cheops.
According to the Turin Kings list Khufu reigned for about twenty three years. However, Herodotus claims that he reigned for fifty years and Manetho credits him with a massive sixty-three year reign! The highest recorded regnal year from inscription is the seventeenth year.
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