Episode 41: The Oasis

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).



 



Bibliography:



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.