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There was probably no direct intercourse with Egypt by way of the Nile, owing to the lake-like marshes between Bor and Fashoda, but instead an overland traffic with Ethiopia (the Land of Punt) via Mt Elgon and the Rudolf regions.
Punt is identified with the Somali country, now known to be the native country of the trees that yield the bulk of the frankincense of commerce.
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The other bears the record of a second expedition to the same land of Punt, undertaken by command of Queen Hatshepsut, 1600 B.C. It is preserved in the vividly chiselled and richly coloured decorations portraying the history of the reign of this famous Pharaoh on the walls of the "Stage Temple" at Thebes.
It was cut on the rocks by an Egyptian nobleman named Hannu, who states that he was sent by Pharaoh Sankhkere, Menthotp IV., with a force gathered out of the Thebaid, from Coptos to the Red Sea, there to take command of a naval expedition to the Holy Land of Punt (Puoni), "to bring back odoriferous gums."
Conquering Pharaohs brought home trains of prisoners and spoil, embassies came thither of strange people in every variety of costume and of every hue of skin, from Ethiopia, Puoni (Punt), Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, Libya, and the islands of the Mediterranean, bringing precious stones, rare animals, beautiful slaves, costly garments and vessels of gold and silver, while the ground shook with the movement of colossal architraves, statues and obelisks.
They have been identified with the people of Punt, who were known to the Egyptians of the early dynasties.
Eastward, roads led through the Arabian mountains to the Red Sea, whence ships made voyages to the incense-bearing land of Puoni (Punt) on the Somali coast of Africa, rich also in gold and ivory.
Among the "harbours of incense" exploited by various Pharaohs during some twentyfive centuries it is impossible to believe that the island could be missed by the Egyptian galleys on their way to the "Land of Punt," identified by several writers with Somaliland; nor that, though the roadsteads of the African coast were perhaps oftener frequented, and for other freights besides myrrh and frankincense, the shores of Sokotra were neglected by such ardent explorers as those, for instance, of Queen Hatshepsut of the r8th dynasty.
The principal monument of this period is the temple of Deir el Bahri, the funeral temple of Hatshepsut, on which she recorded the principal event of her reign, the expedition to Punt.
Those not up to the adventures of renting a punt can hire a chauffeur driven punt for approximately 5 to 6 pounds per person.
A punt seemed a formality, but the ball was snapped directly to Barry Murphy who successfully converted for a first down.
We were being pursued by another punt which was fully equipped with cooking equipment serving freshly fried octopus balls.
hopeful punt forward wreaked havoc near the penalty spot as Moore, Addicks defender Hills and Cope tried to reach the ball.
ineffectual attempt was once made to turn me away, whilst sketching in my punt just below the bucks.
objectionable content Danny Smith sent his unit on a punt block.
This magnificent craft was an ally punt with a tent on top, powered by a 10hp outboard.
Now they are willing to take a punt on doing the same job in France.
His hopeful punt forward into the area evaded everybody.
Within the ERM the Irish punt 's central rate was raised by 3% against the Deutsche Mark.
Set up Keane for the winner with his long punt.
He never goes for the quick release preferring the big punt up field.
We are in the process of getting a small punt with which we will attempt to use to cut the weed.
punt on the river is fine - providing the weather is!
punt pole mast A short mast on a sailing vessel, made in one piece.
punt down the river or perhaps pilot a long boat down the canal.
punt up field.
Be a winning race punter when you punt betting dollars at... Punting on Australian horse racing tips.
On the other hand, among the Africans of Punt the waistcloth passes from each knee to the opposite thigh, and two sashes hang down to conceal the parts where they intersect (Miller, r08).
The suggested identification with the Egyptian Punt is in itself disputable, and it would be more helpful if we knew exactly where Punt was (see Egypt).
A punt on the river is fine - providing the weather is !
CL transport BT punt pole mast A short mast on a sailing vessel, made in one piece.
This Sunday (29th May) is the punt party.
You could punt down the river or perhaps pilot a long boat down the canal.
Sometimes you're right on or maybe off just a little bit, but other times you miss the mark completely and sail a punt right out the sidelines, causing you a penalty.
The temple is now in ruins, but the entire series of gorgeous pictures recording the expedition to "the balsam land of Punt," from its leaving to its returning to Thebes, still remains intact and undefaced.4 These are the only authenticated instances of the export of incense trees from the Somali country until Colonel Playfair, then political agent at Aden, in 1862-1864, collected and sent to Bombay the specimens from which Sir George Birdwood prepared his descriptions of them for the Linnean Society in 1868.
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