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The Pharaohs

Birth name: Djedefre ("Enduring like Re")
Rule: 2589 - 2566 BC (2nd king of the 4th dynasty, Old Kingdom)
Noteworthy relatives: Khufu (father), Khafre (brother)


Djedefre became pharaoh after his father Khufu died. Unlike his dad, his brother Khafre, and his nephew Menkaure, Djedefre didn't build a pyramid at Giza; he chose to build at a site called Abu Roash instead. No wonder you probably never heard of him!

Djedefre was the first pharaoh to add the title "Son of Re" to his birth name.

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Red granite head of Djedefre. By Louvre_032007_19.jpg: Neithsabes derivative work: JMCC1 (Louvre_032007_19.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ruins of Djedefre's Pyramid. By No machine-readable author provided. AhlyMan assumed (based on copyright claims). [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Watch: "The Lost Pyramid of Djedefre"

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