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Pyramid of Khafre
Old Kingdom Pyramid of Egyptian Pharaoh Khafre at Giza built circa 2540 BC.
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This MOC represents the pyramid of Khafre, son of Khufu, a 4th Dynasty Pharaoh of Egypt's Old Kingdom who ruled from 2558 BC to about 2532 BC. I chose this second of the three pyramids of Giza since the remaining outer casing stones make for a more interesting exterior. In addition, the interior of Khufu's Great Pyramid is too complicated to replicate in minifig scale given the limited number of tan bricks that I own. The Pyramid model includes a cutaway section so you can see the interior with the upper descending passage, part of the lower passage, the final horizontal passage way, and burial chamber. The pyramid measures 82 studs per side (it should be much larger for true minifig scale). The real pyramid measures 215 meters (705 feet) per side and was originally 143 meters (471 feet) high although the current height is 136 meters (447 feet).



View from in front of the ruins of the mortuary temple on east side of the pyramid. Here in ancient times, Egyptian priests made offerings to the pharaoh for many centuries.



The pyramid's capstone is missing. The remains of the mortuary temple show the layout including the columned sun court.



The interior of the pyramid near the upper entrance. I would like to think that the first several tomb robbers met a gruesome end. One of the would be treasure hunters had triggered a portcullis stone and was crushed. The lower passage in the model is incomplete; the real one leads through the bedrock to another chamber and a sealed entrance outside the pyramid enclosure.



In the early 1800s, intrepid explorers from Europe were busy uncovering tombs and temples all over Egypt. The entrance to Khafre's tomb remained a mystery until then.



Giovanni Belzoni and assistant discovered the upper entrance to the tomb on March 2, 1818.

The pivoting entrance stone was inspired by a diagram in the somewhat disreputable book "Mysteries of the Great Pyramids".



What discovery awaits the adventurers? In reality, Belzoni found that others had preceeded him in ancient times and the tomb was empty. Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, would have been disappointed!



In the Hollywood movie version, Belzoni would have disturbed the evil mummy which for some reason would chant the name of the 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Djoser's architect. "Imhotep... Imhotep..."



Run away, run away! Yikes!" As they retreat down the dusty corridor, they discover that the mummy has summoned to "life" the skeletons of his servants and failed tomb robbers alike.

Will Belzoni become a permanent resident of Khafre's tomb? Where is Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) when you need him?



Comments

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  December 7, 2013
Good work!
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  May 16, 2012
Wow! That is one big Pyramid, it's Great!
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  May 16, 2012
Amazing job! Rick's probably on coffee break, so he'd better hope Han brought his blaster!
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  May 9, 2012
I have just built a pyramd for my own pharaoh on LDD. I wish they'd hurry up and let you order the bricks again. Good job anyway!
Jim Garrett
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Dave '
  January 21, 2012
Sweet! Congrats on MOTD bro!
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  January 21, 2012
I've always wanted to build a pyramid like this... Now I don't have to! :)
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  January 21, 2012
Looks like one of those pyramids from Black Hawk Down...Fun times...
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  January 21, 2012
...WOW! That is huge! ~LB Jr.
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  January 21, 2012
*passes out*
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  January 21, 2012
that is just...O_O (is speechless)
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  January 21, 2012
AWESOME! This is so cool! I like how you made passages and skeletons in the pyramid! Check out my newest moc! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/305288
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  January 21, 2012
Ive been waiting to see a lego pyramid. 5/5
  January 21, 2012
Impressive!
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  January 21, 2012
Congrats on MOTD!
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  January 21, 2012
Very interesting. I like the little chase scene, and the remaining outer layer of a pyramid, like on actual pyramids today. +1 cookie for you :)
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  January 21, 2012
Wow! Awesome build, and I liked the whole little mummy chase scene! Man, that's a lot of tan bricks...
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  January 21, 2012
WOW!!!! a well deserved MOTD!!!
  January 21, 2012
Cool!
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Cool!
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Cool!
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Cool!
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Cool!
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Cool!
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Cool!
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Cool!
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Cool!
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Cool!
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Cool!
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Cool!
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  January 21, 2012
Quoting "Deus": 'Well, it's the big MOC idea we all got at leasst once in our life, but you actually made it (with opening features!).'<- Look at his other creations, this is certainly not his biggest one. Gratz on Motd, it's well deserved!
  January 21, 2012
Well, it's the big MOC idea we all got at leasst once in our life, but you actually made it (with opening features!).
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  January 21, 2012
That is awesome! The best website I've ever seen!
  January 21, 2012
Congrats on MOTD!!
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  November 29, 2011
100 likes! Congrats!
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  November 29, 2011
Cool!
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  November 29, 2011
Cool!
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  November 29, 2011
Cool!
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  November 29, 2011
Cool!
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  November 29, 2011
Cool!
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  November 29, 2011
Cool!
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  May 29, 2011
Very awesome.I see you are into egypt and structures too.
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  May 16, 2011
Wouhaou! What a great job you did! Very impressive!
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  February 11, 2011
awesome!
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  December 7, 2010
this creation is so awsome that it feels like my creations are a complete FAIL.
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  October 18, 2010
Im speechless.....Not really but still. Great job on everything. Percentage wise i'd give you 40,000%. Excellente!
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  July 10, 2010
That's amazing! Where did you get all the tan bricks?
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  July 1, 2010
This is the best pyramid made of lego EVER! can u post instructions because i have a school project and i need to made one. And again the BEST!!
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  June 17, 2010
this is beautiful!
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  June 17, 2010
this is beautiful!
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  June 17, 2010
this is beautiful!
Jim Garrett
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Captain Connor Patterson
  May 7, 2010
WWWWWOOOOOWWWWW! THIS IS HUGE! SO AWESOME! MINI CHAMBERS!!! 5 STARS! 100%
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  April 20, 2010
u should reely post instructions
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  December 13, 2009
I have 1/5000 a fraction of the much tan :P
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  December 13, 2009
Man, that's a lot of tan...
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  November 29, 2009
AWESOME!!!!!
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  September 27, 2009
oh my gosh. that is so AWESOME.
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  August 16, 2009
Absolutely AMAZING!
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  August 13, 2009
Seriously Dude, this has got to be one of if not my favorite creation on this whole website!!!!! That is just totally awesome!! Well done my friend!!
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  August 13, 2009
Wish I could build something like this! How much would you reckon all the parts you used costed?
  July 14, 2009
That is simply mind blowing. Your attention to detail is outstanding. The library in the background gives evidence to your intellectual prowess that no doubt led to this wonderful construction.
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  July 14, 2009
Dude u r the best
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  April 28, 2009
Amazing! now all you need is a sphinx
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  March 31, 2009
Size does matter! Impressive work or art there.
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  March 30, 2009
HAN SOLO PICKAXED A PYRAMID!!!! :~)
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  March 30, 2009
You should make a stop-motion movie with this, it's gotta be better then the recent "Mummy" threequel.
  February 4, 2009
OMG ... that is AMAZING !!!
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  January 9, 2009
simply FANTSTIC!!
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  January 1, 2009
WOW!!!!!
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  October 6, 2008
this most be the best pyramid on mocpages, it's awesome, I like how you made the top layer and its interior with the trap, great job
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  September 25, 2008
that is truly.... whats the word im looking for.... THe COOLEST PYRAMID EVER
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  March 4, 2008
Do I even want to know how many sand colored bricks and hours you used up?
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  February 7, 2008
Wow ,who ever this is has too much time on their hand, (unless this is your job). Great Design and interior. 5 stars.
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  July 22, 2007
WOW !!! I built many a pyramid when I was a kid, but nothing remoerly close to this one. I hope you never take this one apart. It should be on display at a University or museum or someplace similar. Totally brilliant concept and execution, even the tunne system. 5 out of 5 man, 5 out of 5
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  May 29, 2007
Wow that is brilliant. (droling on floor)
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  January 21, 2007
Awesome!!!! That is way cool. My brother's been there and touched it. He said yours looks exactly like it.
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  October 24, 2006
Is there not a theme you CAN'T build!Man this is a thing of beauty.
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  October 22, 2006
that is awsome iv made lego pyramids but never on that scale or detail good job and you know your egyptian history isnt ancient egypt fasanating?
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  October 22, 2006
thats pretty big
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  October 22, 2006
yeah, it's pretty cool, great job !
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  October 22, 2006
What fun it is to build a MOC with passage ways and tunnels.
 
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