Hafun

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Hafun (Xaafuun; حافون) is a town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia.wikipedia
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Ras Hafun

Hafun peninsulaPeninsula of HafunRàs Hafun
Situated in Ras Hafun on the coast of the Guardafui Channel, it is the centre of the Hafun District, and the easternmost town in continental Africa.
The fishing town of Hafun is located on the promontory, 2.0 km east of the sand spit.

Opone

Opone/Xāfūn
Hafun has been identified as the ancient trading port of Opone, which was described in the 1st century CE Greek travelogue the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.
Through archaeological remains, the historic port has been identified with the city of Hafun on the Hafun peninsula in modern-day Northeast Somalia.

Hafun District

Hafunthe area of Hafun
Situated in Ras Hafun on the coast of the Guardafui Channel, it is the centre of the Hafun District, and the easternmost town in continental Africa.
It faces the Guardafui Channel and its capital is Hafun.

Neville Chittick

H. Neville Chittick
Pottery found by an expedition led by Neville Chittick, in Oponean tombs at Damo, date back to the Mycenaean kingdom of Greece that flourished between the 16th century BC.
He also wrote extensively on the archaeology of ancient civilizations in the more northerly Horn of Africa, such as the Axumite Empire and the Hafun city-states.

Bari, Somalia

BariBari regionBari Dynasties
Hafun (Xaafuun; حافون) is a town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia.

Hafun Salt Factory

Hafun salt works
By 1933 or 1934, the Hafun salt works were producing more than 200,000 metric tonnes of salt, most of which was exported to the Far East.
It was created in the area of Hafun (then called "Dante") by the Italians in northern Italian Somalia.

Damo, Somalia

Damo
Pottery found by an expedition led by Neville Chittick, in Oponean tombs at Damo, date back to the Mycenaean kingdom of Greece that flourished between the 16th century BC.

Hafun Fishing Company

The Hafun Fishing Company was established in July 1992, in Bosaso.
It was named after the northeastern port town of Hafun, where HFC also has an office.

Bosaso

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The Hafun Fishing Company was established in July 1992, in Bosaso.
It was named after the northeastern port town of Hafun, where HFC also has an office.

Puntland Highway Authority

In 2012, the Puntland Highway Authority (PHA) announced a project to connect Hafun and other littoral towns in Puntland to the main regional highway.
The PHA also plans to construct new roads connecting littoral towns in the region to the main highway, including Bargaal, Eyl, Hafun and Jariban.

Somalia

SomaliFederal Republic of SomaliaSOM
Hafun (Xaafuun; حافون) is a town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia.

Guardafui Channel

Marinka GardafuulSocotra Passage
Situated in Ras Hafun on the coast of the Guardafui Channel, it is the centre of the Hafun District, and the easternmost town in continental Africa.

East Africa

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Situated in Ras Hafun on the coast of the Guardafui Channel, it is the centre of the Hafun District, and the easternmost town in continental Africa.

Africa

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Situated in Ras Hafun on the coast of the Guardafui Channel, it is the centre of the Hafun District, and the easternmost town in continental Africa.

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea

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Hafun has been identified as the ancient trading port of Opone, which was described in the 1st century CE Greek travelogue the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.

Tomb

sepulchrechest tombtombs
Pottery found by an expedition led by Neville Chittick, in Oponean tombs at Damo, date back to the Mycenaean kingdom of Greece that flourished between the 16th century BC.

Mycenaean Greece

MycenaeanMycenaean civilizationMycenaean period
Pottery found by an expedition led by Neville Chittick, in Oponean tombs at Damo, date back to the Mycenaean kingdom of Greece that flourished between the 16th century BC.

Greece

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Pottery found by an expedition led by Neville Chittick, in Oponean tombs at Damo, date back to the Mycenaean kingdom of Greece that flourished between the 16th century BC.

Indonesia

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Merchants from as far afield as Indonesia and Malaysia in the Far East also passed through the settlement.

Malaysia

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Merchants from as far afield as Indonesia and Malaysia in the Far East also passed through the settlement.

Far East

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By 1933 or 1934, the Hafun salt works were producing more than 200,000 metric tonnes of salt, most of which was exported to the Far East. Merchants from as far afield as Indonesia and Malaysia in the Far East also passed through the settlement.

Common Era

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By the 50 CE, the area was well known as a centre for the cinnamon trade, along with the barter of cloves and other spices, ivory, exotic animal hides, and incense.

Cinnamon

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By the 50 CE, the area was well known as a centre for the cinnamon trade, along with the barter of cloves and other spices, ivory, exotic animal hides, and incense.

Clove

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By the 50 CE, the area was well known as a centre for the cinnamon trade, along with the barter of cloves and other spices, ivory, exotic animal hides, and incense.