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The Land of Punt

One place that Egyptian sailors visited often was the Land of Punt. Besides trading for gold and ivory there, they could obtain the incense and myrrh that were used to prepare the bodies of their dead. While scholars today are not exactly sure where the Land of Punt was located, most think that it was near what is now Somalia, the easternmost country on the African continent. The kingdom may also have included parts of southwestern Arabia and Ethiopia.

Hatshepsut takes the throne

Trading between Egypt and the Land of Punt stopped for some two hundred years when a people called the Hyksos overtook the land of the pharaohs. It resumed when the intruders were defeated and Hatshepsut became queen. The daughter of Thutmose I (c. 1525–c. 1512 B.C.), a pharaoh of the XVIII (18th) dynasty, she was the first woman to rule Egypt...

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