For either Chephren knew the purpose for which the Great Pyramid was built, or he did not know it.
Chephren also, and Mycerinus built pyramids, and the Greeks have a story--which is not true--that another was built by Rhodopis.
Herodotus refers to them as Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos.
The largest is that of Cheops, the second that of Chephren, and the smallest that of Menkaura.
Cheops reigned 50 years and was succeeded by his brother, Chephren, who reigned 56 years and built the second pyramid.
At the back of Chephren's head, which is invisible in our illustration, there is a hawk, the symbol of protection.
On the death of this king, he was succeeded by his brother Chephren, who reigned 56 years.
The chair is without a back, and, curiously enough, the head is that of a much older man than the Chephren of the diorite statue.
Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus continually added to the height and mass of their tombs until death put an end to the work.
The legs are longer, the torso more flexible, than in the statue of Chephren and other productions of the early centuries.