Yahoo Answers is shutting down on May 4th, 2021 (Eastern Time) and beginning April 20th, 2021 (Eastern Time) the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.

During ancient times (1200s) in Ethiopia how would a king or queen have traveled thousands of miles?

Meaning by what means did they use to travel such far distances? Specifically in reference to Royalty.

Update:

Yes I am referring to BC

4 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The land of Punt which may have been somewhere in Ethiopia, or Somalia, carried on trade with Egypt and there were royal trips by the King of Punt to the court of the Egyptian pharaoh. This would likely have been by ships with both sails and rowers, via the Red Sea.

    There is mention in Egyptian records of goods being loaded on donkeys so maybe the inhabitants of Punt did likewise.

    Hundreds of years later, the empire of Aksum located where Ethiopia would be, carried on international trade to the Mediterranean lands and to India, which they reached via sailing ships using monsoon winds.

    Source(s): http://wysinger.homestead.com/punt.html -- keep in mind the depictions are of the Egyptian expedition during the 18th dynasty (1473-1458 BC). more interesting info http://www.maat-ka-ra.de/english/punt/puntlage.htm http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/punt.htm
  • Paco
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I think that the oldest boat to cross the English Channel was built sometime around 1600 BC. I doubt very much that there were any human beings that made a trip of thousands of miles in 1200 BC (unless it took years). I also seriously doubt royalty would ever go that far from home.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't think Royalty would have traveled that much,people would have traveled to Royalty but if they did it would,as someone else said have been by camel caravan and /or horse.

  • 1 decade ago

    boats, horse-drawn carriages, foot

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.