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Newsletter 53 Queen Hatshepsut’s Ships


Documentary on Reconstructing The Ancient Egyptian Ships.

Newsletter 53 Queen Hatshepsut’s Ships

Some archaeologists doubt the ancient Egyptians could sail the high seas. Bearing in mind the act of travelling on water was a vital part of Egyptian civilisation I wonder where these archaeologists were educated. This excellent documentary shows Queen Hatshepsut’s Ships were indeed able to sail the high seas.

Over 3,000 years ago Queen Hatshepsut  sent a fleet of ships to the distant land of Punt. A bas-relief at her temple, in Luxor, shows the extraordinary treasures that were brought back.

Archaeologist Cheryl Ward sets out to recreate the voyage in a full-size replica of one of these ancient ships, sailing it to the mythical land of Punt.