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The Only Thing Bigger Than Khufu’s Pyramid Was His Ego! (Video)


Khufu, the fourth dynasty pharaoh credited with overseeing the construction of the Great Pyramid of Giza, has left an indelible mark on ancient Egyptian history. Despite the scarcity of direct information about his character, the scale and grandeur of the Great Pyramid suggest a ruler with monumental ambitions. Khufu's reign, circa 2589–2566 BC, marked a period of significant architectural achievements, with the Great Pyramid standing as a testament to his leadership. The rumors of Khufu's colossal ego stem from the colossal size of the pyramid itself, standing as the largest of the three pyramids on the Giza Plateau.

Some historians postulate that Khufu's desire for an enduring legacy drove him to commission such an ambitious project. The construction required meticulous planning, organizational prowess, and a vast workforce, further fueling speculation about Khufu's visionary leadership or perceived ego. While the historical record provides limited details about Khufu's personality, the tangible legacy of the Great Pyramid ensures that discussions about his reign include the persistent notion of a pharaoh driven by a monumental ego, shaping the narrative of one of ancient Egypt's most iconic figures.

Top image: Egyptian pharaoh. Source: Ivan / Adobe Stock.

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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