C. Spike Trotman wrote:
OKAY JUST A COUPLE OF THINGS.
Egyptians wrote down a lot; it's why we know so much about them.
HOWEVER. Their opinions on queer love/sex remain opaque. Researchers have never found anything condemning it. But they've never found anything saying We Love This, it's Cool, either.
Buuuuut there is This One Mastaba (tomb) from the Fifth Dynasty (The Old Kingdom), meant for the remains of two men, Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum.
Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum shared the title "Overseers of the Royal Manicurists," which was prestigious; not just anybody could touch the royal family, who are, naturally, living gods.
They were also both married to women, and both had children.
But they were buried together.
The frescoes on the walls of their mastaba depict them hunting together, feasting, embracing, and bumping noses (widely accepted to be a depiction of kissing).
Their kids and wives are also shown, but usually off to the side. And they're never shown embracing their wives.
In Ancient Egypt, people buried together anticipated spending eternity together. Sharing a tomb is a testament to an unwillingness to be separated, even in death.
There's a strong argument here that Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum are the first same-sex couple in recorded history.
Do we have a concrete declaration anywhere that their love was explicitly romantic? Okay, no. But Egyptians typically entombed themselves with family, spouses, and pets.
And personally speaking? This walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck.
It's leaving feathers everywhere.
It just laid an egg.
It's a duck.
Moriveth wrote: »
They're just... real good friends, that's all!
Houk the Namebringer wrote: »
They might be relatives or colleagues. Those are the only two options.
Schmimpy Pim- no god what am I saying wrote: »
This is what I get for bein a month behind on History Magazine, non-topical frog murder
Platy wrote: »
Oh hello History Thread
I didn't know until today that Brazilian troops fought in Europe during WW2
Metzger Meister wrote: »
well that's fuckin metal
Juggernut wrote: »
I just came in to post about the Mummy voice.
Man, what if we somehow completely recreate a synthetic human from history? Like a hyper realistic wax model but on a fully ambulatory skeletal system with functional vocal chords. You could go see a mummy and then actually see the guy running his Egyptian church services with his actual voice from 3000 years ago.
Wait never mind I actually hate that idea that's terrible.
The actual Egyptians probably would've been down with it, tho.
mts wrote: »
heres how i see it being a total win situation for you
1. stay with your wife while she dog sits. this wins husband points since she knows its out of your comfort zone
2. have sex all over her friends house so that the next time you see her friend look at you condescendingly, you can wink back knowing you did the freaky deaky where she eats her cheerios.