Punt The Land of Punt was a fabled land in the Horn of Africa said to possess great treasures- gold, aromatic resins, African blackwood, ebony, ivory, slaves and wild animals. Ancient Egyptians carried out a number of expeditions to Punt. The most famous expedition was conducted during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut to obtain myrrh. A report of that voyage survives on a relief in Hatshepsut’s funerary temple at Deir el-Bahri. Nehsi, mentioned in the inscriptions, is thought by some to have been the leader of the expedition. According to the relief, Punt was ruled at that time by King Parahu and Queen Ati.

The exact location of the Land of Punt is not known to modern scholars, although Ancient Egyptian sources consistently connect it to the Red Sea. Some suggest that its location is in northern Ethiopia or in Sudan.

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The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, 1460 BCE