Punt Timeline

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  • c. 2613 BCE - 2498 BCE
    Trade already well established between Egypt and The Land of Punt.
  • 2498 BCE - 2345 BCE
    Trade between Egypt and Punt prospers.
  • 1991 BCE - 1802 BCE
    The Egyptian Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor features Punt as a mystical island of "all good things". .
  • 1493 BCE
    Hatshepsut's expedition returns with 31 live incense trees; first recorded transplant of foreign fauna.
  • c. 1493 CE
    Punt becomes land of myth; steadily vanishes from historical inscriptions in Egypt.