Khafre’s pyramid is the second biggest pyramid in the ancient Egyptian Pyramids of Giza. Khafre was the son of Khufu who also made a pyramid called Khufu’s pyramid which is bigger. Khafre’s pyramid can be also called the Great Pyramid of Khafre. Khafre’s pyramid was finished at the end of his reign of being pharaoh (around 2532 B.C). It is a few hundred meters southwest of The Great Pyramid of Khufu in the Giza necropolis (where the pyramids are) outside of Cairo. The pyramid has a height of 143.87 (275 royal cubits or 471ft). It stands at 136 m (446 ft) tall with a center of 215.29 m (410 royal cubits or 704 ft). It is 11 acres in a total distance. When cracks began to form they made it smaller. It is at a high location that makes it look bigger than Khufu’s pyramid. It actually isn’t bigger. The pyramid was made out of limestone and granite blocks weighing about 2.5 tons each. Unlike the Great Pyramid and Menkaure’s Pyramid, Khafre’s Pyramid has some limestone right out at the end points of the pyramid. Some of the outer blocks of the pyramid weigh about 7 tons. In the pyramid there are two entrances. The lower entrance goes down, which then rises up. Then there is an upper entrance. You walk through a long hallway that leads straight to the burial chamber. In the chamber there is nothing but a sarcophagus (the resting place of a pharaoh who is dead) which is made out of black granite. The other entrance leads to a subsidiary chamber (extra chamber). Nobody knows what it was used for. In the burial chamber the pharaoh’s most prized items would be there. Bronze mirrors, sandals, headrest, food, couches, hunting tools and many other things. In their afterlife they thought they would need these things. They also put these things called shabtis (little statues). They believed that these things would do all the work for them in there afterlife. Hieroglyphics are on the shabtis. They are magical incantations (chants) on them so they would come to life to work for them.
This is a map of the Giza Necropolis. This is a picture of his pyramid.