9 Feb 2010

The Boston Globe (online version), January 11th ... the discovery publicised a couple of years ago of the find in a cave at the mouth of the Wadi Gawasis on the Red Sea coast of pharaonic sea-going boats has been followed in December 2009 by an update of the archaeology. A storeroom containing ship's parts, jugs, trenchers, lines and hieroglyphic records has been investigated. The boats themselves are thought to have traded with the Land of Punt - and the last mission may have been made in the reign of Hatshepsut - but speculation is central to this idea. Punt of course featured in Velikovsky's Ages in Chaos and Hatshepsut will be part of Emmet Sweeney's talk at the upcoming SIS Spring Meeting.