PUNT AND AKSUM: EGYPT AND THE HORN OF AFRICA

@article{Phillips1997PUNTAA,
  title={PUNT AND AKSUM: EGYPT AND THE HORN OF AFRICA},
  author={Jacke S. Phillips},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={1997},
  volume={38},
  pages={423 - 457}
}
The ancient Egyptians tended to consider both their immediate and more remote neighbours either as excellent sources of luxury trade items and slaves, at times of political power and strength, or as uncivilized forces threatening to destroy and overwhelm the Egyptian Nile Valley. This was true not only of cultures within Africa; those in the Aegean, the Levant, Cyprus and Mesopotamia also were viewed from one or the other perspective, occasionally both at the same time. All these, together with… 

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