Land of Punt

The Land of Punt, also called Pwenet, or Pwene by the ancient Egyptians, was an Egyptian trading partner known for producing and exporting gold, aromatic resins, African blackwood, ebony, ivory, slaves and wild animals, known from ancient Egyptian records of trade missions to this region. Some biblical scholars have identified it with the biblical land of Put.

At times Punt is referred to as Ta netjer, the "land of the god".

The exact location of Punt is still debated by historians. Most scholars today believe Punt was located to the south-east of Egypt, most likely on the littoral of what is today northern Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Northeast Ethiopia and the Red Sea coast of Sudan. However, some scholars point instead to a range of ancient inscriptions which locate Punt in the Arabian Peninsula. It is also possible that the territory covered both the Horn of Africa and Southern Arabia.

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... The majority opinion places Punt in Eastern Africa, based on the fact that the products of Punt (as depicted in the Hatshepsut illustrations) were abundantly found in East Africa but were less common or sometimes ... The wild animals depicted in Punt include giraffes, baboons, hippopotamuses, and leopards ... Consideration of the articles which the Egyptians obtained from Punt, notably gold and ivory, suggests, however, that these were primarily of African origin ...
Ancient History - Prominent Civilizations - Africa - Land of Punt
... The Land of Punt, also called Pwenet, or Pwene by the ancient Egyptians, was a trading partner known for producing and exporting gold, aromatic resins, African blackwood, ebony, ivory, slaves and wild animals ... Information about Punt has been found in ancient Egyptian records of trade missions to this region ... The exact location of Punt remains a mystery ...
History Of Somalia - Ancient - Land of Punt
... the second millennium BC, which supports the view of Somalia being the ancient Kingdom of Punt ... skins." According to the temple reliefs at Deir el-Bahari, the Land of Punt was ruled at that time by King Parahu and Queen Ati ...

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