Hatshepsut and the Expeditions to Punt


A relief depicting Punt from Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple. Inset: A sculpture of Hatshepsut. Djehouty/licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International; inset Postdlf/licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

One of our biggest sources of information on Punt comes from Hatshepsut, who sent a huge expedition there in the 15th century B.C.E. The expedition to Punt is also an important and illustrative part of Hatshepsut’s reign.

Tracy's Research:

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  • Brown, Chip. "The king herself: what motivated Hatshepsut to rule ancient Egypt as a man while her stepson stood in the shadows? Her mummy, and her true story, have come to light." National Geographic, Apr. 2009, p. 88+. Science in Context, https://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A205475959/GPS?u=mlin_n_melpub&sid=GPS&xid=7ebf85a1. Accessed 17 June 2019.
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  • "Hatshepsut's Expedition to Punt." Science and Its Times, edited by Neil Schlager and Josh Lauer, vol. 1, Gale, 2001. Science in Context, https://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CV2643450047/GPS?u=mlin_n_melpub&sid=GPS&xid=54f0567f. Accessed 17 June 2019.
  • Cooney, Kara. “The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt.” Crown Publishers. 2014.
  • Jarus, Owen. “Baboon Mummy Analysis Reveals Eritrea and Ethopia as Location of Land of Punt.” Independent. 4/26/2010. https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/baboon-mummy-analysis-reveals-eritrea-and-ethiopia-as-location-of-land-of-punt-1954547.html

Topics in this Podcast: women, ancient egypt, antiquity, royalty, mummies, pharaohs, Egypt, African history, biographies