When we talk about the pyramids, we cannot help but think about the three majestic pyramids that adorn the Giza plateau in Cairo. However, when we mention these, we immediately focus on the Great Pyramid of Giza. The tomb of Pharaoh Keops has been full of mysteries since its discovery. It has even discovered a secret chamber to which no access has been known until now. However, the magnificent structure is not the only one wrapped in a halo of uncertainty. The same Pharaoh Keops is considered an enigma for humanity and is that historians hardly know about the passage of this king on our world.
Pharaoh Keops, the King who rests in the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Many things have been said about Keops, from when he prostituted his daughter to pay for the construction of his pyramid to when he was a being who considered himself a God.
Clear knowledge about the Pharaoh speaks little or nothing of his life in general. It is known that he was a great military strategist who kept at bay the Nubians who constantly attacked Egyptian traders and was the first to send military troops out of their territories. These facts, to this day, only strengthen the legend that Keops was a tyrant who ruled with terror.
His presumption was so great that he made the whole of Egypt worship him and not the Gods, and all civilization revolved around his great mausoleum, the great pyramid of Giza. He called himself Ra, God of the Sun and his sons were known as the sons of Ra.
From King to God?
These stories date back to Herodotus, the Greek historian who visited Egypt in the first year AD to tell the story of the Pharaoh.
The Greek priests told Herodotus that Keops centralized all the power of Egypt around him, taking power away from the priests and the guild in general. This caused the general repudiation of the population that they could only observe without doing much more.
The temples were closed and the inhabitants were forbidden to make offerings and sacrifices that were not in their name, according to the historian.
Keops’ life was shrouded in mystery. A King who thought he was God.