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There is a huge difference between a sea-faring boat and an ocean-faring one. The trip to Punt was a coast hugging trip as all that was required was sailing down the Red Sea to the horn of Africa and then going inland on foot from there. Based on the Egyptian's description of the trip there, and the types of goods and animals that came from Punt archaeologists are fairly sure on its location.

Egyptian ships had no keel ... the were basically held together by ropes linking the front to the back and pulled tight. They were not sturdy enough for ocean travel. Even in 600 BC the Pharaoh Necho hired the Phoenicians to circumnavigate Africa.

I would suggest The Ancient Mariners by Lionel Casson for a scientific analysis of the capabilities of the AE ship.

I correspond through email with a number of Andeanists... I'll ask them about the date palm seed.



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Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 350 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 13:07
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 201 Cintia Panizza 29-Nov-06 13:30
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 186 Duncan Kunz 29-Nov-06 16:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 192 Citizen Attorney 29-Nov-06 14:58
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Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 232 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 13:56
For Cintia 218 Duncan Kunz 30-Nov-06 18:11
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Read with a mirror ... previous post on GHB 193 W_C_Sally 03-Dec-06 08:23
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 227 Katherine 05-Dec-06 17:04
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 213 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 17:32
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 199 Cintia Panizza 30-Nov-06 13:27
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 206 Laird Scranton 30-Nov-06 22:39
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Transcript 181 Katherine 05-Dec-06 19:57
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Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 228 Raja 06-Dec-06 12:49
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Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 168 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 21:17
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Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 185 Cintia Panizza 06-Dec-06 21:45
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 220 Katherine 06-Dec-06 22:15
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 206 Cintia Panizza 07-Dec-06 14:01
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Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 233 Lee McGiffen 03-Dec-06 11:38
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Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 200 Me 06-Dec-06 00:10
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Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 181 Cintia Panizza 05-Dec-06 16:40
Re: Egypt/Maya 'correlation' 201 Bobajot 06-Dec-06 23:30
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