Episode 41: The Oasis

Ka-kheper-Re Senuseret II and the Faiyum Oasis

In c.1892 BCE a new king is on the throne. Senuseret II, son of Amenemhat II, is a minor king. But he is responsible for a very interesting project…

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The king himself (Source: TourEgypt.net).

The pyramid of Senusret II, at Lahun. (DePual University).

The crown of Sat-Hathor-Iunet, daughter of Senusret II (Wikipedia).

The crown, as displayed (TourEgypt.net).

The pectoral of Sat-Hathor-Iunet (Wikipedia).


Wolfram Grajetzki – The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt2006.

Nicolas Grimal – A History of Egypt1994.

Aidan Dodson and Dyan Hilton – The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt2010.