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Kahun—Company Town in the Desert

Lecture no. 6 from the course: Cities of the Ancient World

Kahun—Company Town in the Desert

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.

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