Hafun

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Hafun

 

a cape in Somalia, on the Hafun Peninsula; the easternmost point in Africa (10°26’ N lat. and 51°23’ E long.).

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They occur at Ras Hafun in Somalia (Figure 1) at both the second/third to fifth-century Hafun Main site (Smith & Wright 1988: 125, 138 and Figure 7a-b) and from the first century BC/AD site of Hafun West (ibid: Figure 5a-c).
The evidence from Ras Hafun, Qana, Tissamaharama and Anuradhapura indicates seaborne transport of torpedo jars during the Sasanian period.
The ceramics from Ras Hafun in Somalia: notes on a classical maritime site.
Like the previous forms it has a widespread distribution within India, but closer to Berenike variants have been recorded by Smith & Wright (1988: 136, figure 9, i & k) from Ras Hafun in Somalia, and by Sedov (1992: figure 3.
The islands of Zanzibar are situated off the Tanzanian coast, south of Ras Hafun (Hafun on FIGURE 1).
The late Roman pottery possibly reached south of Ras Hafun with Axumite or Persian traders.
Chittick (1986) excavated some imported pottery at Ras Hafun sites on the Somali coast dated from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD.