IN THE LEGENDARY GOLDLAND PUNT
In the east of Ethiopia, in Djibouti and northern Somalia, countless structures can be seen when flying over them that are very similar to the artefacts on the Arabian Peninsula, as far up as Jordan and Syria. In the area north of the Horn of Africa, many Egyptologists believe the mythic land Punt may have been located here in ancient times, with which ancient Egypt had trade relations since at least 3,000 BC. Ancient Egyptian texts say it is the land of the gods, from which gold, ivory and incense come in abundance.
Eastern Ethiopia and the Djibouti area are dotted with countless of such strange structures.
A complex society that even supplied the empire of the pharaohs certainly left its mark. Do the formations we see here have anything to do with it? Unfortunately, from above it is not possible to tell whether this hustle and bustle was created decades or centuries ago, or is perhaps much older. It is interesting that many of the circles look very similar to the so-called wheels in the Levant, for which ages of several thousand years have now been determined.
The most interesting formations at the Horn of Africa are:
Images courtesy of Google Earth™