Episode 65b: Two Texts of Hatshepsut

Interlude: Hatshepsut’s Writings.

A short break from the narrative history, as we dive deep into the texts of Hatshepsut’s Punt Expedition, and the historical narrative from her temple in Middle Egypt, the Speos Artemidos.


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Punt (Naville)

Punt (Naville)

The great ships (Naville).

The trees of Punt (Naville)

Soldiers in Punt (Saint Louis Community College

Fish of the Red Sea (Saint Louis Community College).



James H. Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt, volume II, 1906.

Edouard Naville, The Temple of Deir el-Bahari, volume III, 1898.

James P. Allen, The Speos Artemidos Inscription of Hatshepsut, Bulletin of the Egyptological Seminar 16, 2012.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Diane Perry says:

    I have a question

    did Egypt have taverns, pubs or inns for travelers

    I would also like to suggest a episode on weapons and armour

    1. DominicPerry says:

      Hi Diane,

      In the pharaonic period…no, they don’t seem to have had these. That may change in the Greco-Roman period, but I’m not sure (yet!).

      An episode on weapons and armour would be great, thanks for the suggestion. I’ll put one together for release at some point during the reign of Thutmose III, who led many campaigns. So keep an eye out for it!

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