On one of the walls of the Theban tomb 143, we can see the representation of two rafts, in connection with the return of an expedition from the land of Punt. These rafts have often been interpreted as puntites. Traditions relating to the Red Sea make it the place where these boats were invented and their existence is actually attested there until very recently, especially in the south of this sea. If this figuration is undoubtedly the oldest testimony of the existence of these rafts, they did not however reach Egypt by sailing but were loaded on the Egyptian ships returning from Punt.