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Pyramid-Age Love

Bericht door Nofret » wo 19 mar 2014, 13:12

By Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor

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She was a priestess named Meretites, and he was a singer named Kahai, who performed at the pharaoh's palace. They lived about 4,400 years ago in an age when pyramids were being built in Egypt, and their love is reflected in a highly unusual scene in their tomb — an image that has now been published in all its surviving color.

The tomb at Saqqara — which held this couple, their children and possibly their grandchildren — has now been studied and described by researchers at Macquarie University's Australian Center for Egyptology. Among the scenes depicted is a relief painting showing the couple gazing into each other's eyes, with Meretites placing her right hand over Kahai's right shoulder.

Such a display of affection was extraordinary for Egypt during the Pyramid Age. Only a few examples of a face-to-face embrace survive from the Old Kingdom (2649 B.C. to 2150 B.C.), the time period when the couple lived and pyramid building thrived, said Miral Lashien, a researcher at Macquarie University. "I think that this indicates very special closeness," Lashien told LiveScience in an email.

This scene, along with other works of art recorded in the tomb, suggest that women in Pyramid Age Egypt enjoyed a greater level of equality than some scholars believe. "The tomb of Kahai is an example of the importance of women," wrote Lashien in the email. "The frequency of their representations and the equal size to their husbands or brothers suggest equal status."

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Re: Pyramid-Age Love

Bericht door scarabee » wo 19 mar 2014, 20:12

This scene, along with other works of art recorded in the tomb, suggest that women in Pyramid Age Egypt enjoyed a greater level of equality than some scholars believe. "The tomb of Kahai is an example of the importance of women," wrote Lashien in the email. "The frequency of their representations and the equal size to their husbands or brothers suggest equal status."


Hoezo: "vroeger was alles beter" voor Egypte gaat dat zeker op!!!
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Re: Pyramid-Age Love

Bericht door Thoetmosis XII » wo 19 mar 2014, 20:35

Hoezo: "vroeger was alles beter" voor Egypte gaat dat zeker op!!!
En niet alleen voor vrouwen, want waar homo's in het huidige Egypte (om van de rest van de islamitische wereld nog maar te zwijgen) hun leven letterlijk niet zeken zijn konden Nianchchnum en Chnumhotep het zonder problemen schoppen tot topfuncties aan het faraonisch hof en hun liefde vereeuwigen in hun graftombe was geen enkel punt.

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