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Menkaure's Inside Story

Menkaure's pyramidMenkaure, also known as Mycerinus, ruled from 2490 - 2472 B.C.. He was king of the smallest of the three pyramids at Giza, and is believed to be Khufu's grandson.

Dates Built: undetermined

Total Blocks of Stone: unknown

Base: 344 feet (105 m) on each side

Total Weight: unknown

Average Weight of Individual Blocks of Stone: undetermined

Height: originally 215 feet (65.5 m), now 203 feet (62 m)

Angle of Incline: 51 degrees 20' 25"

Construction Material: Limestone and red granite, sarcophagus made of basalt

Photo: Aaron Strong

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