Just like frankincense, myrrh is a fragrant gum resin produced by certain trees, in this instance Balsamodendron and Commiphora, which grow to the south of Egypt. Egyptian texts name Punt, among others, as the land whence it came, but also western Asia, where it probably arrived via the trade routes. The temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari illustrates lumps of myrrh in the scenes of an expedition to Punt. Its red colour corresponds to the colour that myrrh actually has. Myrrh was also used as an ingredient in ancient Egyptian perfume.