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  • Senusret 2 Rule:12th Dynasty: 1897-1878 BC
    Predecessor:- He succeeded his father Amenemhet 2, after a short co-regency of at least three years.
    Mother:Mereret 1
    Nomen:Birth name: Senusret: The man of the goddess Wosret
    Praenomen:Throne name: Khakhepere: The soul of Ra has appeared
    Consorts:- His principal royal wife was Weret, who's body was found in a tomb under the pyramid of her son Senusret 3 at Dahshur
    Capital City:Crocodilopolis
    Reign:- Senusret 2 took a great deal of interest in the Fayum Oasis region and began work on an extensive irrigation system from the Bahr Yusuf through to Lake Moeris by means the construction of a dyke at Kahun here and the addition of a network of drainage canals. The purpose of his project was to increase the amount of cultivable land here.
    - He maintained good relations the local Nobles of Egypt who were as wealthy as the pharaoh himself, this situation ended with his son Senusret 3 who ended the nobility power
    - The importance of this project is emphasized by Senusret 2 decision to move the royal necropolis from Dahshur to Kahun where he built his pyramid.
    - This location would remain the political capital of the 12th and 13th Dynasties of Egypt.
    Burial:- Senusret 2 constructed a Middle kingdom Pyramid at Kahun for his burial
    Successor:Son Senusret 3 out of Weret
    Wikipedia:Senusret 2

    Photos: Senusret II Pyramid