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Lahun (el-Lahun, Kahun)
(2914' N 3058'E - the ancient site)

Lahun is the name of a modern town at the entrance to the Fayum. The ancient town in this area is often called Kahun after Petrie. Petrie/Brunton/Murray 1923: 1: "When I first discovered the town in 1887, I asked an old man whom I met, what the name of it was, and he replied at once Kahun, and so it has been since called".
On Digital Egypt for Universities the term Lahun is used for the town, the cemeteries and the pyramid complex

Nearby note the following:

UC 16249, limestone vessel, found at Lahun
UC 6620, relief fragment found at Lahun
UC 16255, amulet found at Lahun
UC 6620, relief fragment found at Lahun

Distribution of finds from Lahun 1914 | Distribution of finds from Lahun 1921

 


 

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