Not only is the Pyramid of Mycerinus
at El Gizah, Egypt, the world's oldest pyramid, it's also the world's largest single block building.
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.
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
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.
Richard Jasnow suggests that Diodorus Sieulus 1-94 and Herodotus 2.136 preserve a tradition of a successor of Mycerinus
whose name Sasukhis/Asukhis may be a loose rendering of -[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.]-Sbk ("A note on Pharaoh -[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.]-Sbk in Papyrus Vandier," Enchoria 23 : 179).
The other two major pyramids in the complex were built for Pharaohs Chephren (Khafre) and Mycerinus
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.
We had a chance to do some exploring at the Pyramid of Mycerinus
, which was the smallest of the three.
Earlier versions of some of Grob's readings have appeared in Victorian Poetry articles through the years: of "Mycerinus
" (1982), of "Resignation" (1988), of "The Scholar-Gipsy" (1996).