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Definition(s):

  • (n) Egyptian Pharaoh of the 27th century BC who commissioned the Great Pyramid at Giza

News

  • The bursting of China’s credit bubble

    According to Garet Garrett in his book "A Bubble that Broke the World" Cheops employed 100,000 men for twenty years to build his great pyramid, "and all he had for 600,000,000 days of human labour was a frozen asset."
    on March 14, 2014     Source: GoldSeek.com

Quotes

  1. "Today's judgment converts Miranda from a milestone of judicial overreaching into the very Cheops Pyramid (or perhaps the Sphinx would be a better analogue) of judicial arrogance," Scalia said.
    on May 16, 2010 By: Antonin Scalia Source: UPI.com

  2. As Ludwig von Mises wrote, "The attempts to determine in money the wealth of a nation or of the whole of mankind are as childish as the mystic efforts to solve the riddles of the universe by worrying about the dimensions of the pyramid of Cheops."
    on Nov 10, 2009 By: Ludwig von Mises Source: The Market Oracle

  3. Herodotus wrote: "Cheops reigned, the Egyptians said, fifty years, and was succeeded at his demise by Chephren, his brother. Chephren imitated the conduct of his predecessor, and, like him, built a pyramid, which did not, however, equal the...
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Herodotus Source: Washington Post

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