Even with the statues allegedly found in Hargeisa, how can one provide the story behind how and when those statues got there? It’s not far fetched that Ancient Egyptians would have traded with many peoples on the African continent, as they also traded with those geographically directly below them. In fact, Ancient Egyptians even borrowed Nubian hair styles and to date, there are pyramid structures in Nubia (modern day Sudan) that are still standing. Even with some of the most compelling evidence for Somalia being the Land of Punt by archaeologists Dr. Juris Zarins, it does not go into depth about who the inhabitants were thousands of years ago. He actually argues that settlers from the Nile River Valley colonized the region of Somalia during the Neolithic Period and the two areas were linked by trade as early as the second millennium BCE. This would imply that those who settled in Somalia, i.e. colonizing it, actually migrated from the northern part of the continent early on, and this wouldn’t begin to cover the likely miscegenation that would have likely happened within thousands of years later. The greatest scholars in the subject on the Land of Punt have to accept criticism about their theories regarding the location of Punt, as it is even possible that the Land of Punt engulfed both interior of East Africa and the Arabian peninsula, which would have included many ethnic groups. Even today, within the Horn of Africa there are dozens of ethnic groups and sub tribes with different theories of origin, which means the Land of Punt was not in reference to any one specific group of people, though we know that Ancient Egyptians were certain that their civilization was owed to the Dwarf society known as the “Anu” peoples. Some scholars have said modern day Eritrea and Ethiopia is considered and included as a most likely location of the Land of Punt due to mummified remains of a monkey that was said to be a gift from the Land of Punt being found in Egypt that closely matched modern baboon specimens in Eritrea and Ethiopia.