Reign: 2589 - 2566 BC
Dynasty: 4 Khufu seems to have been somewhat like his father, Snefru. Both reigned for around 24 years and both started military expeditions to the Sinai Peninsula. Although only a single small statuete of Khufu himself exists, he has one of the largest and most enduring monuments of all the ancient world - the Great Pyramid at Giza. Covering over 13 acres, Khufu's Great Pyramid was the first at Giza and was the tallest manmade structure until the early 19th century.