Dating egyptian men
Tutankhamun died around the age of 18 and Ankhsenamun disappears from the historical record shortly afterwards.Even though the depictions of the two of them would have been idealized, as most Egyptian art was, they still convey a deep level of devotion which one also finds, to varying degrees, in other paintings and inscriptions throughout Egypt's history.
These lower class members of society experienced the same feelings of devotion and love as those higher on the social scale and many ancient Egyptians experienced love, sex, and marriage in the same way as a modern individual.
Egyptologist Zahi Hawass notes: To judge from their portrayal in the art that fills the golden king's tomb, this was certainly the case [that they loved one another].
We can feel the love between them as we see the queen standing in front of her husband giving him flowers and accompanying him while he was hunting (51).
When Anpu comes home later he finds his wife "lying there and it seemed as if she had suffered violence from an evildoer".
She claims that Bata tried to rape her and this turns Anpu against his brother. 1200 BCE, is a possible inspiration for the later biblical tale from Genesis 39:7 of Joseph and Potiphar's wife.
Egyptologist Erika Feucht writes: In the decorations of her husband's tomb, the wife is depicted as an equal, participating in her husband's life on earth as well as in the Hereafter.