Senwosret II was the fourth king of the 12th Dynasty. He ruled the country from 1842 till
1836 BC. The king ruled the country before he claimed his throne during the period when his
father, Amenemhet II, was ill before he died. Senwosret II conducted many agricultural
projects in Faiyum that transferred thousands of marshlands into fields. His goal was to
establish a strong economic base for Ancient Egypt. The king conducted many military
campaigns in Nubia and extended his kingdom's border further south. Also, Senwosret II
protected the minerals in Nubia and Sinai and continued extracting natural resources from
them. He built a pyramid near Faiyum which was destroyed by Ramesses II.