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Lahun: 12th Dynasty workers' houses
Three superimposed pairs of houses in the 12th Dynasty town at Lahun (after Petrie 1890, pl. xiv).
At top is a cluster of three adjacent pairs of workers'
rank B on the western side of Petrie's town plan (detail 1). These are
here labelled as houses 1a+1b, 2a+2b,
and 3a+3b. The paired houses, shown at bottom in a
superimposed drawing by Petrie, reveal very close similarities in
layout. This indicates systematic planning of houses for the families
of workers on the Pyramid of Senruset II, which were built as
in the period of 1897-1878 BC.
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