Trade in Africa dates back as early as 4000 B.C.E. with the Egypt trading with Nubian's. Items traded by Africans were iron, ebony, leopard skin, and gemstones for pottery, wine, and honey. Later on Egypt began to trade with other nations such as Mesopotamia in as early as 3500 B.C.E. and after 3000 B.C.E. In this trade between these two nations Mesopotamia traded Egypt cedar due to the Pharaoh's liking of trees and the lake of them in Egypt. The Egyptians offered gold, silver, linen, textiles, and dried food in exchange for the Mesopotamian's cedar. The Egyptians also started trading with East Africa, which they called Punt, in about 1450 B.C.E. The Punt today is probably modern-day Somalia and Ethiopia. From Punt they imported gold, ebony, ivory, cattle, aromatics, and human slaves. Egypt and the Punt exchanged many ideas and technologies helping each of these societies at the time. Although there was probably much trade with Africa besides the trade of the Egyptians not much is known about their trade because of lack of writing and information passed from those tribes.