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Chephren

Χεφρήν). A king of Egypt, the brother and successor of Cheops (q.v.), whose example of tyranny he followed, reigned fifty-six years, and built the second pyramid. The Egyptians so execrated the memory of the two brothers that they called the pyramids not by their names, but by the name of a poor shepherd, Philition, who lived near by. See Pyramis.

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