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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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The artefacts include three limestone columns of King Djedkare Isesi, a Fifth Dynasty king of the old kingdom, as well as 30 stone blocks of the western wall of the Valley Temple of King Snefru, the founder of the Fourth Dynasty, which has been put in storage in 1960," said Tarek Tawfiq, GEM's general supervisor.
The stone blocks are engraved with pictures of women wearing tight clothes who are holding offerings in their hands while they are practicing religious rituals in a temple heading towards a king, with a cartouche in front of them holding the name of King Snefru.
Friedman discusses material with parallel themes in earlier mortuary complexes devoted to Snefru and Khafre.
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.
Toronto, June 14 (ANI): Researchers from Brigham Young University, in Utah, are trying to find why a million mummies are buried near Pharaoh Snefru 's Seila pyramid.
About 4,600 years ago, Snefru initiated one of the greatest construction projects in human history.
La Profecia de Neferty, (21) por su parte, relata una historia profetica ocurrida en la corte del faraon Snefru, soberano de la dinastia IV En ella, un profeta llamado Neferty anuncia la venida de un tiempo oscuro y caotico (el Primer Periodo Intermedio), en donde el orden se altera, los extranjeros invaden la tierra, los alimentos escasean y se produce una severa crisis social, que solo sera resuelta con la llegada de un salvador del sur, el faraon Amenemhat I, fundador de la dinastia XII.
Since Cheops took twenty years to erect the Great Pyramid, the efforts of Snefru seem far-fetched, unless, of course, the building system took less effort than previously imagined.
Khufu, son of Snefru, was the second ruler of the 4th Dynasty around 2680 B.
La Profecia es narrada por un sacerdote-lector llamado Neferty y escrita por el mismo faraon, hecho sumamente destacable el cual permite enfatizar la intencionalidad del relato, debido a que es el mismo Snefru quien plasma sobre el papel las palabras que profetizan la posterior llegada de Ameny (Amenemhat I).
Dahshour is part of the Memphite necropolis from the era of King Snefru, the first king of the fourth dynasty.
21) Este texto se situa narrativamente para los tiempos del rey Snefru, en su corte el faraon envia a sus servidores a llamar a un jefe sacerdote lector para que lo entretenga con bellas palabras.