In 1964 in the necropolis of Saqqara an archaeologist discovered a tomb depicting scenes of two manicurists ( Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep ) in intimate embrace. They had both been employed in the Palace of King Niuserre (Fifth Dynasty) around 2,400BC. The images of the two men in the tomb were very similar to those of male-female married couples found in other tombs dating from the same period.
What do you all think about this? I have read how common homosexuality was in ancient Greece but I never knew it was widely accepted in Egypt. In fact, from the Legend where Horus raped by Seth I thought it was percieved to be humiliating. In the negative confession of the Book of the Dead the deceased denies practicing homosexuality. Does anyone else know the actual stance of the Ancient Egyptians on the matter?
Generally, the Ancient Egyptians didn't approve of homosexuality. But i am not aware of any criminal charges that could be leveled against a couple practicing it. Unlike Christianity where there are laws, many coming down, but laws still against it.