Senwosret II

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Fourth king ('c.'1880 - 1874 BC) of the 12th Dynasty, who intensified the diplomatic trade with Syria-Palestine begun by his predecessors. A tomb at Beni Hassan dating to this period is witness to this. A group of foreigners is depicted bearing the ingredients for cosmetics. Some of them have Semitic names. During Senwosret II's reign, a large-scale irrigation system was built in the Faiyum, which reclaimed a great deal of cultivable land. Senwosret II built his pyramid at Lahun.