It's #LGBTQHistoryMonth! Let’s make sure it’s as #intersectional as possible. #NiankhkhnumKhnumhotep


Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep were were royal servants to Pharaoh Nyuserre during the 25th century BC. Though both men had wives and children, they were buried together as was common practice with married couples, and their epigraph reads “Joined in life and joined in death.” The tomb also contained several paintings depicting the men embracing each other, and touching their faces nose-on-nose which normally represented a kiss. Thus, these ancient Egyptian notables are often interpreted as the first recorded same-sex couple. #LGBTQHistory #QTPOCHistory





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