Description Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep, were royal servants who both held the titles of 'Prophet of Re in the Sun-Temple of Niusserre, Overseer of Manicurists of the Great House' during the reign of King Niuserre of the 5th dynasty. The interpretation from the wall paintings in their double tombreferred to as the 'Tomb of the Hairdressers'is that they had a rather intimate relationship, and are believed to be the first recorded same-sex couple in recorded history. Some interpretations refer to them as twin brothers, but there is no actual reference to their familial relationship in their tomb paintings. Wall paintings of this nature have not been found elsewhere in Egypt, only in the necropolis at Saqqara. This illustration is based on actual wall paintings.
Francisco 'Paco' Dozier, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement Andy Warhol once said, 'In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes'. Well, I say this is the future, and these are my fifteen minutes!
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