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When did the land of Punt exist?

Last Updated: 9th May, 2020

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The Land of Punt eventually became a semi-mythical land to the Egyptians but was still understood as a very real place through the New Kingdom (1570-1069 BCE). The vizier Rekhmira mentions accepting tribute from foreign delegations from Punt during the reign of Amunhotep II (1425-1400 BCE).

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Moreover, did the land of Punt exist?

The exact location of Punt is still debated by historians. Most scholars today believe Punt was situated to the southeast of Egypt, most likely in the coastal region of modern Djibouti, Somalia, northeast Ethiopia, Eritrea, and the Red Sea littoral of Sudan.

Also, did Hatshepsut go to punt? In the 15th century B.C., the Egyptian pharaoh Hatshepsut, a woman who ruled as a king, launched a fabled expedition to a far-away land known as Punt, later recording the journey in a stone bas-relief. Follow an Egyptian pharaoh's voyage to the fabled Land of Punt, as chronicled in an ancient wall carving.

Keeping this in view, where was punt in ancient Egypt?

Punt, in ancient Egyptian and Greek geography, the southern coast of the Red Sea and adjacent coasts of the Gulf of Aden, corresponding to modern coastal Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Are Somalis ancient Egyptian?

Conclusion: Somalia is ,now, the Ancient land of Punt : Homeland of the Ancient-Egyptians . After ,the asiatics and europeans invasions in Ancient-Egypt , most of them came back and migrated to the south of the Nile , in the direction of the current Horn of Africa , Land of Punt ,Somali Peninsula .

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