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(4568) Menkaure

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1983 RY3. Discovered 1983 Sept. 2 by N. G. Thomas at Anderson Mesa.

Menkaure (c. 2530 B.C.), the son of Chephren {see planet  (4412)}, reigned for 18 years and built the third and smallest of the three pyramids at Giza {see planet  (5249)}. His mortuary temple was finished by his successor Shepseskaf and contained some of the finest sculptures of the pyramid age. (M 26929)

Pharao Menkaure is named in Greek Mycerinos {see planet  (4413)}.

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