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Menkaure

(mĕnko͞o`rā) or

Mycerinus

(mĭsərī`nəs), fl. 2525? B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the IV dynasty; successor of KhafreKhafre
or Chephren
, fl. 2565 B.C., king of ancient Egypt, of the IV dynasty, and builder of the second pyramid at Giza. His face is perhaps that represented on the Great Sphinx. An obscure king, Dedefre, may have come between Khufu and Khafre in the dynasty.
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. He built the third pyramid at Giza.
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The two pyramids of his successors Khafra (Chephren) and Menkaura (Mycerinus) rise up alongside and nearby stands the Great Sphinx with the body of a lion and the head of a man, the largest monumental statue of Ancient Egypt.
Egyptologists attribute the three Giza pyramids to three IVth Dynasty pharaohs, Khufu (called Cheops by the Greeks), then Khafra (Chephren) and Menkaura (Mycerinus).
But," says Sitchin, "Vyse wrote that upon resifting this pyramid debris he discovered a piece of a wooden coffin within the sarcophagus with the name of the Pharaoh Menkaura supposedly written on it--and the skeleton of the pharaoh.
Egyptologists said that the piece of coffin with the inscription and the skeleton are evidence that Pharaoh Menkaura built the third Giza pyramid.
The three pyramids include the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre and the Pyramid of Menkaura.
Worth another chance in a race in which Menkaura may rate the main danger.
Menkaura, a newcomer for Frances Crowley and the mount of Jamie Spencer, completes the line-up.