|Djedefre||in Egyptian also|
|Name in Greek unknown|
|c. 2528 - 2520 BC||Reign: 8 years|
The successor of Kheops was his oldest son Djedefre. He built a pyramid at Abu Roash 8 km north of Giza. At the site was found a head of the king (left) and its backside might indicate a lying body and perhaps the first sphinx.
Blocks from a red (rounded) granite sar- cophagus were also found here. His name occurs once in a very similar structure at Zawiyet-el-Aryan 5 km south of Giza, which also has a deep shaft and a rounded red sarcophagus made of granite.
These findings might indicate that these two unfinished monuments were made in a period very close in time.