Jan 23, 2021
In our second swapcast in the series with Ben from UnchartedX, we are joined by Chuck, host of the
excellent YouTube channel cf-apps7865. The four
of us spend a couple of hours watching Ben's footage inside and
around the "second great pyramid" at Giza, also known as the
Pyramid of Khafre.
There are lots of fascinating details about this structure,
which doesn't receive nearly as much attention as its nearby
companion, the Great Pyramid. Ben shows us the tunnels beneath it,
the chambers in the bedrock below it, the enormous amount of work
the builders went through to cut a flat area from the bedrock in
which to build it, and the line of granite rubble that surrounds
the bottom of it, all that is left of the granite casing stones
that used to cover the first few courses of core masonry.
We also look at some other interesting features of the Giza
plateau related to this pyramid, such as the Sphinx Causeway, the
Valley Temple, and the megalithic "tile" stones that were used to
make a flat surface around the pyramids.