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Khufu, also known as Cheops, was an Egyptian pharaoh who ruled from 2551 B.C. to 2528 B.C. as the second ruler of the 4th dynasty.[1][2] He was the son of Snefu.[2]

Pharaoh Khufu is best known today for the Great Pyramid that he had built on the Giza Plateau around 2550 B.C. The ancient Greek historian Herodotus stated Khufu had enslaved the workers who built the pyramid, but this theory is now questioned by archeologists.[2]


  1. The Pharaoh Khufu, retrieved September 8, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Great Pyramid, retrieved September 8, 2011