VALLEY TEMPLE OF CHEPHREN
Dynasty IV, 2680-2565 B.C.
In the valley temple the priests purify the body of the dead king on its way from the earth to eternity. The temple is a square building of massive limestone blocks which are faced with polished red granite. Light filters through small openings at the top of the wall. A flat roof is made of granite, the floors of alabaster. Against the walls stand statues of King Chephren (see A56).