Building the pyramids of Egypt was a challenge to the understanding, but the willingness to offer Pharaoh a burial worthy of his passage towards the end of his life, as the ancient Egyptians understood at the time of death, was a sufficient motivation to start the work and bring it to a successful conclusion. But there are no great achievements without great personalities, so the list below lists several ancient figures who had a role in the construction of the pyramids of Egypt, starting with the Pharaohs themselves.
Djoser is the first pharaoh of the Third Dynasty, he is also the first of which we have a tangible trace, archaeologically speaking. If his reign remains largely unclear, he is credited with the very famous great pyramid of the necropolis of Saqqara, one of the most famous monuments of Egypt. What ... (Read more)
Khufu is the name of the second pharaoh of the IVth Dynasty in ancient Egypt. He is mainly known for being the one for which the largest pyramid of Egypt was built, on the Giza plateau. We do not know many elements of his life, his biography is largely incomplete ... (Read more)
Khafra is a pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty, son of Khufu and father of Menkaure. His approximate reign dates are -2518 to -2492. Khafra is the fourth son of Khufu by Queen Henoutsen. He had 7 brothers and half brothers and 4 sisters (or half-sisters). Queen Henoutsen was the third queen of Khufu, and in the first place there was no indication that Khafra would become Pharaoh, having a brother ... (Read more)
Menkaure is a pharaoh who ruled in the middle of the third millennium BC, from 2490 to -2473. These dates are not necessarily exact, there is too much time passed since his reign so that the dates of reign of these distant pharaohs are precise. But if several specialists propose ... (Read more)
Hemiounou was the vizier of Pharaoh Khufu. A vizier, at the time of the Fourth Dynasty, was the second ruler of the people after Pharaoh. The post of Vizier was created by Pharaoh Snefrou, creator of the Fourth Dynasty and father of Khufu. He is credited with this creation for his son Néfermaât who thus became the first high-ranking official ... (Read more)