Ka-kheper-Re Senuseret II and the Faiyum Oasis
In c.1892 BCE a new king is on the throne. Senuseret II, son of Nub-kau-Re, is a minor king but responsible for a very interesting project.
The king moves his pyramid away from the Dahshur-Saqqara-al-Lisht region, to the oasis of the Faiyum. He inspires a generation of interest in the region by building his pyramid at the community of Lahun.
With innovations in building design, security, a heap of irrigation work and a new labourers’ town all underway at once, it is a time of hustle and bustle in Middle Egypt.
The king himself (Source: TourEgypt.net).
The pyramid of Senusret II, at Lahun. (Source: DePual University).
The crown of Sat-Hathor-Iunet, daughter of Senusret II (Source: Wikipedia).
The crown, as displayed (Source: TourEgypt.net).
The pectoral of Sat-Hathor-Iunet (Source: Wikipedia).
Wolfram Grajetzki – The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, 2006.
Nicolas Grimal – A History of Egypt, 1994.
Aidan Dodson and Dyan Hilton – The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, 2010.