The hieroglyphic inscription between its front legs bears the name of the Egyptian king Mycerinus
, who ruled in the third millennium BCE, more than 4,000 years ago.
Malkowski rejects the traditional ascription of the Sphinx to Mycerinus
(Menkaure) of the Fourth Dynasty; rather, he accepts the views of Robert Schoch that the Sphinx was carved more than 7000 years ago (p.
136 preserve a tradition of a successor of Mycerinus
whose name Sasukhis/Asukhis may be a loose rendering of -[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
There are three main pyramids at Giza - Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus
- all mausoleums to Pharaohs who lived and died as gods.
I explain that the type is a common one in Egyptian art, backing up the statement with the image of Mycerinus
and his queen on the opposite screen.
We had a chance to do some exploring at the pyramid of Mycerinus
, the smallest of the three.
The one of me was in Cairo and shows the three famous pyramids of Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus
in the background.
Khufu, the Great Pyramid, and Khafre and Mycerinus
, the smallest of the 4th dynasty pyramids, stand today at Giza much as they did thousands of years ago.
The Pyramids of Cheops, Khafre and Mycerinus
are a thunderous shock to the system.
and His Queen (possibly Kha-merer-nebty II), Egypt (found at Giza, Valley Temple of Mycerinus
), Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Mycerinus
, 2548-2530 BC.
, the temples of the third pyramid at Giza.
Some of the colossal limestone blocks of the three pyramids - Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus
- already are crumbling from erosion and the choking pollution from the city of 14 million people.