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Episode 007 - Old Kingdom Egypt Expands Its Reach
Today’s episode is Episode 007 – Old Kingdom Egypt Expands Its Reach. In this episode we’ll focus on the scope of Egypt’s maritime reach during the Old Kingdom’s fifth and sixth dynasties. Topics include the development and refinement of maritime technology like the sail and the hogging truss, the discovery of an ancient harbor at Wadi el-Jarf, and the mysterious land of Punt as it relates to the story of Harkhuf, the boy pharaoh Pepi II, and a pygmy from Nubia.