Khafre is the builder of the second largest pyramid at Giza Plateau. The pyramid was built on a square ground plan of 215m, rising to a height of 143.5m at an angle of 53´10º.
The simplicity of the chamber passage system may reflect the builder's experience in handling the problems of building chambers high in the body of the pyramid.
Inside the Pyramid of Khafre, there are two descending passages: one begins in the masonry about 11.54m above the level of the base, and the other runs from in front of the base line at the ground level, near the center of the northern side. It has been suggested that the pyramid was originally intended to be larger in its base and a change in its plan from a larger to a smaller pyramid base occurred, which resulted in portcullis closure systems that wer...Read More