Episode 11: Off To Punt We Go

Sahure and the Royal Fleet


A new ruler comes to power: Sahure, son of Userkaf.

The new king commissions a magnificent fleet to vist the mysterious land of Punt.

To commemorate the voyage the king decorates his pyramid at Abusir in lavish style.

The organisation of temples gets a look-in.


One of the ships of Sahure's great royal fleet, from the Encyclopedia Britannica.