Petrie discovered the village nearby El-Lahun Pyramid, of Senusert II of the Middle Kingdom. The village’s ancient name was ‘Kahun’. Surrounded by walls, the village was established in a square of 384 × 335. It comprises tree districts separated by walls: the first district is the Acropolis (or the king’s palace); the second had large houses of 70 or 80 rooms each; and the third had smaller houses with 4 to 12 rooms. Within its walls, the village also comprises a temple dedicated to Sopdu, a falcon god. Pottery works, household tools, statuettes, chisels, bowls, cloth, mirrors, fishing nets, furniture and many other objects were found inside the houses. Papyri containing medical and mathematical works as well as testaments dating to the reign of Senusert II were also encountered. An interesting papyrus tells about a strike the workers made many centuries before that one at Deir El-Madina.