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Historical Relationships Between Ancient Egypt And the Land OF Punt Somalia

Historical Relationships  Between Ancient Egypt And the Land OF Punt Somalia


"In addition to the erection and endowments of many temples listed in the Palermo Stone, the Pharaohs of the Fifth Dynasty were active in expanding the existing trade relations with neighbouring countries , as the King Sahure (2458-2446 B.C.) from this Egyptian Old Kingdom, Dynasty V (2498-2491 B.C.), who made a trade expedition to the Land of Punt . Egyptian ships also reached the shores of the land of Punt on the Somali coast to procure highly valued cargoes of myrrh, ebony and animals, among other goods. " Text Reference: The UNESCO General History of Africa: Ancient Civilization of Africa, Vol, II, General History of Africa, G. Mokhtar, 1990, p 64-68 /

The Nubians (Kush) and Egyptians (Kemet) used to venerate the same ancestor Amuun from the Land of Punt, thus the Egyptians were biological cousins of the Puntites ,according to Cheikh Anta Diop ,the famous African Egyptologist and historian in 'Black Nations and Culture"

" According to the Ancient Egyptians themselves , the egyptians came from the Land of Punt, the land of gods,ancestors and even , Queen Hatshepsout of Egypt (15th century B-C) said that Hathor The mistress of Punt ,her mother was from the land of Punt ,from "Buun" the ancient name of Somalia ! To conclude ,"Buun" means in Somali "Horn" and the Land of "Buun" (or Punt in european language) is located in the Horn of Africa, in the Somali territory, " by Abdisalam Mahamoud . Master II degree: History of Civilisations and Religions.

« Again the representations of the early Puntites, or Somali people, on the Egyptian monuments, show striking resemblances to the Egyptians themselves. » 'The Wisdom of the Egyptians' By Brian Brown New York: Brentano's[1923]/

In “The Making of Egypt” (1939). Petrie states that the Land of Punt was “sacred to the Egyptians as the source of their race"/

Encyclopædia Britannica located Punt as follows:“In ancient Egyptian and Greek geography, the southern coast of the Red Sea,corresponding to modern coastal Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia ."/

According to the historian Richard Pankhurst :"""The Egyptians sometimes called Punt land Ta-Netjeru, meaning "Land of the Gods," and considered it their place of origin ." (Richard Pankhurst, The Ethiopian Borderlands:1997) /

"The most likely location of Ophir to have been suggested so far is the region of Somalia on the East African coast, (...). The products of Ophir are characteristically African and are similar to those of Punt, which suggests that Ophir and Punt were located in the same region. It is certain that Punt was in the area of Somalia, and it is thus likely that Ophir was situated there as well." Joshua Gutmann. Source: Encyclopaedia Judaica. jewishvirtuallibrary.

The greek historian Diodorus of Sicily in his book "Universal history "said that in 6th century before-J-Christ , because of a political crisis in Egypt and the euro-asiatics's infiltrations in Ancient Egypt , more than 200 thousands of ancient-egyptians migrated in the south of the Nile by crossing Nubia-Ethiopia with their ships ,in the direction of North- Eastern of Africa (Now, Somalia ,Djibouti,Ethiopia ...)./
This last historical fact can explain why the somali language is a survived ancient-egyptian language ,according to the british linguist :"The language of ancient Egypt belonged to the Hamitic group;today, of course, the language of
Egypt is a form of Arabic, but a descendant of the ancient Hamitic
language of Egypt, Coptic, survived untill about the fifteenth
century, and is still used as the liturgical language of the Coptic
Church.Surviving Hamitic languages are spoken across a large part of North Africa and include Somali." (The english language ,A Historical Introduction," by Charles Barber .)

Even, the genetic research prove that the somali DNA is originally from Egypt => Haplogroup E1b1b1a (V68) :19th century before J-Christ => Place of origin : Egypt and northern Soudan . Extract of the research : ( More recently, Tillmar et al. (2009) typed 147 males from Somalia for 12 Y-STR loci, and observed that 77% (113/147) had typical E1b1b1a1b haplotypes. This is currently the highest frequency of E1b1b1a1b found in any single sample population. Similarly, Hassan et al. (2008) in their study observed this to be the most common of the sub-clades of E-M78 found in Sudan, especially among the Beja, Masalit and Fur. The Beja, like Somalis, Sahos ,Afars and Oromos, speak an Afro-Asiatic language and live along the "corridor" from Egypt to the Horn of Africa.)

Short Egyptian-Puntite Research made by Abdisalam Mahamoud ,Master II degree of Philosophy :History of Civilisations and Religions.

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Photo prise le 9 décembre 2011 (© AAR-AMBAR / Flickr)

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