The ancient Egyptians held a special reverence for the Land of Punt. Known to them as Ta netjer or Ta nuter (“God’s Land”), they regarded it as both their ancestral homeland and a spiritual center. Thus, whenever the ancient Egyptians depicted the Puntites on their temple walls, they consistently showed them as being similar to themselves in appearance and size. Punt was likewise always identified in the hieroglyphic texts without the determinative symbolising a foreign territory.
We see the approach of the native chief, accompanied by his family and followers. They advance with uplifted hands, this being the accepted attitude of deprecation and homage. The chief wears a collar of large beads, a small dagger in his belt, and a shenti, or loin-cloth, of the same fashion as that worn by the Egyptians. Unlike them, however, he wears a beard; and this beard is curved slightly upward. The inscription engraved in front of his body states that he is "The Great of Punt, Parihu;". He is followed by his wife, his two sons, and his daughter, to each of whom is attached a short inscription. The two youths are simply described as "his sons," and the young girl as "his daughter." His spouse, a very singular and unbeautiful person, is described as "his wife, Aty." She wears a yellow dress, bracelets on her wrists, anklets on her ankles, and a necklace of alternate bead and chain work round her throat. Her hair, like that of her daughter, is bound with a fillet on the brow. Her features are repulsive, and her cheek is disfigured by two lines of tattooing on either side of the mouth. She is hideously obese, her limbs and body being weighed down by rolls of fat. Her daughter, though evidently quite young, already shows a tendency towards the same kind of deformity.
Egyptologists have also noted a sporadic occurrence of blondism in the Land of Punt. This can serve as a helpful hint as to where the territory was situated, for blond individuals were relatively uncommon in the ancient world. The Hatshepsut expedition murals show the Egyptians being received by a chief of Punt, one Parahu/Perahu, who the Egyptologist Édouard Naville writes is depicted as “flaxen” or blond-haired. However, if ancient blond individuals did, in fact, exist then blondism among the Puntites more likely reflects a strain of Indo-European one and the tribes who came from central Asia during the Bronze age.
We also hear of the children of the chiefs of Punt that were raised at the Egyptian court.
Then the Lord raised up against Solomon an adversary, Hadad the Edomite, from the royal line of Edom. 15 Earlier when David was fighting with Edom, Joab the commander of the army, who had gone up to bury the dead, had struck down all the men in Edom. 16 Joab and all the Israelites stayed there for six months, until they had destroyed all the men in Edom.
But Hadad, still only a boy, fled to Egypt with some Edomite officials who had served his father. 18 They set out from Midian and went to Paran. Then taking people from Paran with them, they went to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave Hadad a house and land and provided him with food. 19 Pharaoh was so pleased with Hadad that he gave him a sister of his own wife, Queen Tahpenes, in marriage. 20 The sister of Tahpenes bore him a son named Genubath, whom Tahpenes brought up in the royal palace. There Genubath lived with Pharaoh's own children. 1 Kings 11:14
It is very clear from the Biblical account that the edomities were not a regular peolple in the Region, but a people of Wisemen, Judjes, and Nobels.
If we examine the drawings at Die Al bahri we see three types of people, the Noble Punties not very different from Egyptians in appearance, others represented were clearly of Negro stock, and the Reddish who are similar to the Punties Nobles in a way. Such Resddish external morphological traits are relatively common among the Afro-Asiatic populations on either side of the Red Sea of Yemen and Saudi Arabia (see images).
In the April 2003 the American Journal of Human Genetics, article "Extensive female-mediated gene flow from sub-Saharan Africa into near eastern Arab populations". A study (In the April 2003 the American Journal of Human Genetics) found that some Arabic-speaking populations have what appears to be substantial mtDNA gene flow from sub-Saharan Africa, amounting to 10-15% of lineages within the past three millennia. In the case of Yemenites, the average is actually higher at 35%.
Contacts between eastern Africa and Arabia have existed since time immortal. And it seems that in Tihamah where this Afro-Arabian cultural complex arose with their Reddish skin people of the Red Sea shores.
A medieval chronicle of the Ethiopian Emperor Susenyos I, precisely identify the descendants of the “red” and “black” populations in the Horn of Africa. The royal court historian refers to the Afro-Asiatic non-slave populations as qayh (red) and the “shanqilla” groups as tsalim.
Egyptologists have long acknowledged that whichever geographical location truly conforms with the Land of Punt, it should have populations that share close biological ties with the ancient Egyptians; or, at the very least, with the ancient Egyptians’ lineal descendants, the modern Egyptians. Anthropological studies have confirmed that the populations of the Sinai and Arabian peninsula, share close physical and genetic ties with Egyptians as a whole.