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.
Tarek el-Awady, Abusir XVI: Sahure – the Pyramid Causeway, 2009.
Gay Robins, The Art of Ancient Egypt, 2008.