His brother Sekhemkare may have been younger and became vizier after the death of Menkaure. The ancient historian Manetho credits him with a rulership of 63 years, but this is surely an exaggeration. Egyptologists think that an 18-year rulership was meant to be written, which is generally accepted.The Turin Canon is damaged at the spot where it should present the full sum of years, but the remains allow a reconstruction of "..? A contemporary workmen's graffito reports about the "year after the 11th cattle count".Eden Egypt like many other nations seems to have evidences confirming the 4 rivers of Eden of Genesis. “1663 years Egyptian state lasted before Cambyses [525 bc]”? A symbol in Philipot for the 4 rivers of a circle with cross in it ( ) suggests that the 4 rivers divided the whole world/earth. Herodotus’ Pan [29220yrs to Amasis2] seems to be divided by 18 and match his Greek Dionysos 1600 years. Herodotus adds that he suffered much misfortune: his only daughter, whose corpse was interred in a wooden bull (which Herodotus claims survived to his lifetime), died before him; additionally, the oracle at Buto predicted he would only rule six years, but through his shrewdness, Menkaure was able to rule a total of 12 years and foil the prophecy (Herodotus, Histories, 2.129-133).
It is possible that these pyramids were meant for the Queens of Khafra.
A flint knife found in the mortuary temple of Menkaure mentioned a king's mother Khamerernebty I, suggesting that Khafra and this queen were the parents of Menkaure.
Menkaure is thought to have had at least two wives.
From this temple come the famous statues of Menkaure with his Queen and Menkaure with several deities.
A partial list includes: At this temple more statues and statue fragments were found.