|Brother (or son) and
Chefrenís successor- the Hellenic name of the
Egyptian Menkaure- he was the fifth pharaoh of the IV dynasty and he reigned for
18 years over an always more prospering and expanding Egypt.
There is only a little information about him, except that he was the third sovereign who wanted to build for himself a pyramid in Giza, beside the already existant other two.
His funeral monument, the smallest of the three, is anyway the only one tha has
kept intact three of those satellite pyramids, that had no ramp and the
respective temple in the valley, destined normally to receive the mortal remains
of the sovereignís wives.