Great Pyramid of Giza Timeline

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  • c. 2670 BCE
    The vizier Imhotep designs The Step Pyramid for King Djoser at Saqqara.
  • c. 2613 BCE - 2589 BCE
    King Sneferu experiments with pyramid building; creates first true pyramid in Egypt.
  • 2589 BCE - 2566 BCE
    Reign of King Khufu of Egypt during which the Great Pyramid of Giza is built.
  • 2558 BCE - 2532 BCE
    Reign of King Khafre in Egypt; second pyramid complex at Giza completed.
  • 2532 BCE - 2503 BCE
    Reign of King Menkaure in Egypt; third pyramid and complex begun. .