Pyramid of Senwosret II at El-Lahun
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In the Faiyum, about 10 km southeast of the Pyramid of Hawara is the Pyramid of El-Lahun (Illahun), built by Senusret II (1880-1874 B.C.). Once encased in limestone, the mud-brick core is all that remains of this pyramid. While most of the treasures were stolen in ancient times, a spectacular gold uraeus was discovered here that is now on display in the Egyptian Museum.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Daily, 9 AM – 5 PM

TICKET COST:
Egyptian: 2 LE
Foreign: 30 LE
50% reduction for bearers of International Student ID Card

LOCATION:
22 km. southeast of El-Fayoum

DIRECTIONS:
BY BUS: Buses between Beni Suef and al-Fayoum stop at the village of al-Lahun, which is approximately 2 km from the pyramid.

BY TAXI: ask for “harum al-lahun”

The pyramid of Senwosret II at El-Lahun (SCA Archives)

 

The uraeus of Senwosret II (Egyptian Museum)