Sailing along the coast bej^ond Mosyllum, after a two days' course you come to the so-called Little Nile River, and a fine spring, and a small laurel-grove, and Cape Elephant. Then the shore recedes into a bay, and has a river, called Elephant, and a large laurel-grove called Acanna; ; where alone is produced the far-side frankincense, in great quantity and of the best grade.
http://archive.org/stream/cu31924030139236/cu31924030139236_djvu.txtLittle Nile River. — The text is Neilopotamion , perhaps a reflection of Egyptian Greek settlement. Another reading is Neilo-ptolemaion, which might also suggest a connection with one of the Ptolemies. But in Egyptian records there is no mention of settlement or conquest sn far east.
Miiller identifies this river with the Tokwina (11° 30' N. , 49° 85 55' E. ) which empties below a mountain, Jebel Haima, 3800 feet high; there are ancient ruins here. The "small laurel grove" he places at Bandar Muriyeh (11° 40' N., 50° 25' E.), below the Jebel Muriyeh, 4000 feet high.
The horse and PL flag￼An ancient area in Puntland described in ancient Greek philosopher & geographer Strabo's The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.
Who knows, some of us Northies could be descendants of the Ptolemies, the Greek Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt.