DISCOVER PUNT SHIPS
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[ January 27th 2006 ]
archaeologists have found the remains of 4,000-year-old
ships that used to carry cargo between Pharaonic
Egypt and the mysterious, exotic land of Punt,
Press reports. The ships' remains were found
during a five-year excavation of five caves south
of the Red Sea port of Safaga.
ancient Egyptians, Punt was a source of prized
goods such as incense, ivory, ebony, gum and the
hides of giraffes and panthers that were worn
by temple priests. But the precise location of
Punt remains a mystery. Historians have variously
placed it in Sudan, Eritrea or Somalia.