Tomb of Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum

Tomb of Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum

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Credit: Brian Brake/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Artwork in the joint tomb of Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum in Saqqara, Egypt, c. 2400 BCE. These two men were Ancient Egyptian royal servants and confidants. Buried together with pictorial representations of their closeness, they are assumed by many to have been a same-sex couple.

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