Episode 11: Off To Punt We Go

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Sahure and the Royal Fleet’s Great Expedition

Userkaf passes the throne to his son, Sahure (“One Who is Close to Re”). For the first time in recorded history, a royal fleet is dispatched from Egypt’s Red Sea ports to visit the land of Punt.

To commemorate the expedition, the king orders that his pyramid causeway be decorated in a lavish series of representations.

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Bibliography

Tarek el-Awady, Abusir XVI: Sahure – the Pyramid Causeway, 2009.

Gay Robins, The Art of Ancient Egypt, 2008.

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