Mon, 5 January 2015
The Faiyum Oasis and Senuseret II.
A new king is on the throne in 1892 BCE - Kha-kheper-Re Senusret II, son of Amenemhat II.
Moving his pyramid south, to Lahun, the king initiates a series of building projects in the region of the Faiyum Oasis.
With innovations in tomb security, irrigation projects and a new workers' community all underway at once, it is a period of bustle and hustle in the region of 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.