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The Pyramid Of Lahoun

El-Lahoun is the southernmost pyramid structure in Egypt. Its builders reduced the amount of work necessary to build it by ingeniously using an already existing 12-meter high limestone hill as its foundation and core. The pyramid core is composed of cross walls of limestone over rock and the bricks are joined together with small amounts of mortar and a filling of sand.


The pyramid of Senusret II in Lahun was built on a 13 meter-high hill out of mud bricks, the same as the Pyramid of Amenemhat III in Hawara. Senusret II's pyramid is 48 meters high and the length of its base is 106 meters. The pyramid, like many pyramids in the area, was coated with limestone.


The entrance of the pyramid of Lahun was on the southern side, the same as the pyramid of Hawara, and unlike all the other pyramids of Egypt. The entrance leads to a number of complicated corridors that surround the burial room in a unique design that was done to trick thieves. The coffin of the king was made of light red granite and was found in the burial chamber.


Some ruins of the mortuary temple of the pyramid are still remaining to the east of the pyramid. There are also some small pyramids that belong to the queens and princess of the royal family of Senusret II.


Other Attractions Around El-Lahun


The area also hosts a number of other sites including the necropolis of Lahun, the worker's villages, and the tomb of Mkat that goes back to the 13th dynasty.



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