Hatshepsut Satire

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The relief demonstrates a trading expedition to the far land of punt. The voyage was made in Hatshepsut’s 9th year of her reign and took five ships filled to the brim with tradable goods such as wine, beer barley, cloth, daggers, axes, swords and etc. This was Hatshepsut’s most recognisable expedition that have been clearly depicted on many temples (karnake) in order to demonstrate to the people her success that can be seen doing Amuns will and being profitable to Egypt. Most of these reliefs seem one sided by the Egyptians seem to be the only ones with tradable goods while the natives are in conical house. This could suggest possible propaganda to broadly demonstrates Egypt’s prosperity due to Hatshepsut. Propaganda or not this voyage was
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