Episode 11: Off To Punt We Go


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

Gay Robins, The Art of Ancient Egypt, 2008.