Sexuality in Ancient Egypt

Long before the Greek and Roman artists depicted and described the most intimate aspects of human behaviour the ancient Egyptians had been practising their sensual expression for centuries. Erotica flowed through all levels of society like the waters of the Nile and although the evidence is scarcer it is no less potent. Ancient Egyptians believed… Continue reading Sexuality in Ancient Egypt

Women and Gender in Ancient Egypt

Women and Gender in Ancient Egypt This exhibition uses Egyptian artifacts from the collection of the Kelsey Museum and the Papyrology collection of the University of Michigan Library to examine the roles and lives of women in ancient Egyptian society, and how these fit into the larger patterns of gender definitions and relations. Since ancient… Continue reading Women and Gender in Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Sexuality

Ancient Egyptian Sexuality By Caroline Seawright …Revel in pleasure while your life endures And deck your head with myrrh. Be richly clad In white and perfumed linen; like the gods Anointed be; and never weary grow In eager quest of what your heard desires – Do as it prompts you… — Lay of the Harpist… Continue reading Ancient Egyptian Sexuality