Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Menkaure

2490-2472 B.C.
4th Dynasty

The fifth king of the 4th dynasty was the son of Khephren. Though his pyramid at Giza was smaller than those of Khufu and Khephren, The Pyramid of Menkaure was covered with costly Aswan granite. His basalt sarcophagus was covered with fine decorations. His queen was Khamerernebty.