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posted 2 May 2011, 13:39 by Manal Raafat   [ updated 5 May 2011, 06:22 ]

 Khufu was a Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom,from around 2589 to 2566 BC. Khufu was the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty after his father Sneferu . He is generally accepted as being the builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World .

Khufu's full name was "Khnum-Khufu" which means "the god Khnum protects me.

was the son of King Sneferu and Queen Hetepheres . 


Khufu had nine sons, one of whom, Djedefra, was his immediate successor. He also had fifteen daughters, one of whom would later become Queen Hetepheres II. 


His Life 

Khufu came to the Egyptian throne in his twenties, and reigned for about 23 years,some other sources reported 63 years and some others mentions 50 years .


Funerary monuments. 

Most likenesses of Khufu are lost to history. Only one miniature statuette has been fully attributed to this pharaoh.He is credited with building the single largest building of ancient times The Great Pyramid.

There are some other pieces discovered is now on display in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

An empty sarcophagus is located in the King's Chamber inside the pyramid though it is unclear if it had ever been used for such a purpose as burial.

Three small pyramids to the east of Khufu's pyramid are tentatively thought to belong to two of his wives, and the third has been ascribed to Khufu's mother Hetepheres I.

 A series of mastabas [ A mastaba is a type of Ancient Egyptian tomb in the form of a flat-roofed, rectangular structure with outward sloping sides that marked the burial site of many eminent Egyptians of Egypt's ancient period. Mastabas were constructed out of mud-bricks or stone. ] were created adjacent to the small pyramids, and tombs have been found in this "cemetery". The closest tombs to Khufu's were those belonging to Prince Kawab and Khufukhaf I and their respective wives .


Khufu ship 

The Khufu ship is an intact full-size vessel from Ancient Egypt that was sealed into a pit in the Giza pyramid complex at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC. The ship was almost certainly built for Khufu (King Cheops), the second pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt.



  I searched some resources to get that informations 


You can notice now the original picture of king Khufu , how it is very simple .I wanted to add to it different look so I make it a stamp .


HOW TO MAKE ? 






Open the original picture in photoshop . 

  • Convert the background layer to normal layer by right click the layer in the layer panel and choose layer from background and OK . 
  • With the Quick Selection Tool select the black background  ,and delete it from the delete key.
  • Go for refine edges in the option panel click it and adjust the options as in the illustrations . 



  • Open new document  from the File menu with dimensions 900 x 600 pixels.
  •  With the Custom Shape Tool  choose from the shape stamp 1 and the style you like and the color you like for the stamp.  
  • Now go to the menu bar ,and go to arrange documents open the menu and choose 2 up,to open 2 windows vertically.
  • Drag the picture of khufu to the other window and adjust it to the middle of the document .


  • If you like you can apply layer style to the photo of the king to add bevel for the picture .
  • Save your work .   

I hope it was useful .If you have a question contact me . 

   

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