Name details

Khufu Peak

Khufu Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Khufu Peak  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109617

Feature type: Peak

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

rising to c. 745 m.a.s.l. near the centre of the Fossil Bluff massif, eastern Alexander Island. An important stratigraphic and sedimentological locality. For 25 years the unofficial descriptive name for this feature has been "Pyramid". Named after Khufu (or Cheops) (fl. 2,600 BC), 2nd King of the 4th dynasty of Egypt, who erected the Great Pyramid at El Giza. (APC 1988).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
71° 20' 07.0" S
- 71.33528°
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Longitude:
68° 19' 29.0" W
- 68.32472°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
15-Feb-1988

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