Snefru


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Snefru

(snĕf`ro͞o), fl. c.2780 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, last king of the III dynasty; predecessor of KhufuKhufu
or Cheops
, fl. c.2680 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, founder of the IV dynasty. He was king for 23 years and was famous as the builder of the greatest pyramid at Giza.
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. Snefru began commerce across the open sea with Phoenicia, for the cedar logs of Lebanon, and built ships nearly 170 ft (50 m) long for use on the Nile. He was successful against Nubia in the south and permanently established Egypt's power in the copper-producing Sinai peninsula. His tomb was the largest up to that time.

Snefru

 

(also Sneferu, Snofru; throne name, Nebmaat). Egyptian pharaoh; founder of the Fourth Dynasty, which ruled from the late 28th to the mid-26th century B.C.

According to the Turin Papyrus, Snefru reigned for 24 years; according to Manetho, 29 years. He led devastating expeditions into Nubia, seizing great numbers of captives and livestock. In Byblos he seized 40 boats loaded with cedar wood, from which he had ships built and many buildings erected. Written works of the Middle Kingdom and later historical tradition characterize Snefru as a wise ruler, in contrast to his son and successor, the despot Khufu. [23–1900–]

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It will focus on four masterpieces of the Fourth Dynasty (2575-2465): on the site of Dahshur, about fifteen kilometers south of Saqqara, the mission will study the South pyramid, called the Bent, and the North pyramid, called the Red, both built by Snefru (2575 - 2551).
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The Bent Pyramid, which got its name because of its awkwardly bent top, was built by Snefru (the first Pharaoh of ancient Egypt's 4th dynasty) in around 2600 BC.
Khufu, son of Snefru, was the second ruler of the 4th Dynasty around 2680 B.
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About 4,600 years ago, Snefru initiated one of the greatest construction projects in human history.
Dahshour is part of the Memphite necropolis from the era of King Snefru, the first king of the fourth dynasty.
Pharaoh Snefru, who married his half-sister in an effort to solidify his claim to the throne, was a benevolent leader but a brutal warrior who looted neighboring kingdoms to finance his architectural ambitions.