Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mini-lecture Video: LGBT in Ancient Egypt

In this YouTube video, John Johnston, who is pursuing a PhD in archaeology, describes a few of the objects on display at the Petrie Museum in London to celebrate LGBT History Month. He describes some of the mythology and stories that construct ancient Egyptian sexuality. Of particular interest is a papyrus from ancient Egypt's 12th dynasty (1991-1782 BCE), relating the tale of Horus and Set's encounter (see image above). HT: Agade listserv.



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