Map of the Giza Pyramid Complex
From Pyramids of the Queens we rode to Menkaure’s pyramid.
The size of the pyramids can give the impression they are closer together than they seem, making the ride from one pyramid complex to the next an enjoyable one.
From Menkaure’s pyramid, we rode to Khafre’s pyramid.
The pyramid of Khafre is the tomb of the Fourth Dynasty pharaoh Khafre or Chephren who ruled from 2558 – 2532 BC.
This pyramid looks bigger than the Great Pyramid because it sits on a bed of bedrock 10m higher than it.
From the base of Khafre’s pyramid we rode down along the causeway to then dismount and explore the mastabas and rock cut tombs located on the south side of it.
Mohammed, our tour guide, held our horses as we explored the mastabas and rock cut tombs located on the south side of Khafre’s causeway .
There really wasn’t much to see.
It was more imagining what this ancient cemetery once looked like.
Mastabas at Khufu’s Pyramid
Back on our horses we made our way to The Great Pyramid of Giza.
This is the largest of the three and was the tomb of Khufu or Cheops, the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty.
The white buildings located on the southern side of Khufu’s pyramid are boat pits.
We stopped to the right of the boat pits to check out a mastabas or tomb located there.