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The most famous expedition dispatched to Punt was by Queen Hatshepsut in the Eighteenth Dynasty (1540–1304 BC). Engraving based on detailed descriptions of trade between Punt and Egypt in her funerary temple at Deir el-Bahri. On one of the reliefs, the boats from Egypt have arrived at Punt and are beached. The Egyptians offer 'strings of beads, axes, and weapons' and the people of Punt in exchange have 'gold, ivory … and precious myrrh-tress'.

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The most famous expedition dispatched to Punt was by Queen Hatshepsut in the Eighteenth Dynasty (1540–1304 BC). Engraving based on detailed descriptions of trade between Punt and Egypt in her funerary temple at Deir el-Bahri.   On one of the reliefs, the boats from Egypt have arrived at Punt and are beached. The Egyptians offer 'strings of beads, axes, and weapons' and the people of Punt in exchange have 'gold, ivory … and precious myrrh-tress'.