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Lahun: two large compounds for town officials
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Two adjacent 12th Dynasty compounds from the town at Lahun (after Petrie 1891).





These are two of the largest structures in the 12th Dynasty town of Lahun (detail 2 on Petrie's plan). They represent house or palace compounds of officials during the construction of the pyramid of Senruset II (1897-1878 BC). They may have also served some public or official functions. A number of the room have columns, and each contains a large open space (yellow area) which may represent a kind of atrium. Entrances from the parallel east-west streets flanking the structures are shown with arrows.

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