Kahun—Company Town in the Desert
Lecture no. 6 from the course: Cities of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Steven L. Tuck | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Enter the world of ancient Egypt during the peaceful era of the Middle Kingdom. Here in the desert, paid laborers built tombs and temples for the pharaohs. To house the laborers, the Egyptians built Kahun, a planned city whose walls and layout reinforced the system of social class and served as a means of control over the population.