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Old January 10th, 2018, 08:16 PM   #421

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Remember that judge who said "I can't define porn but I know it when I see it!" It's one of the most subjective things in the world.

I'm referring to the Turin Papyrus *TYPE*. It's easy to find pictures of that on the web. There's tons more of it: scratched on walls of mines, public places, homes, ostraca littering the ground, random pieces of papyrus ... even tomb art. Without being too graphic, people enthusiastically doing stuff ... to each other. It was apparently very popular and accepted, along with stuff like fishing, catching birds, taking the kids for a boat ride. Just somethin' that we do.....

There wasn't a concept of "premarital" sex. To get married, you just moved in together. However, once it started, just like relationships, a whole new set of rules applied. Infidelity was a huge no-no. Divorce was very formal with things being divided down the middle ... unless there was a prenupt. They had courts for marital issues like infidelity & divorce & property stuff.

No sooner did the "edit" time pass, when I kind of remembered a Babylonian carving along the same lines.

PERSONALLY, I see those fertility figures as more of a religious type thing ... but that's me. Remember the judge.


Oh! I can see how it could be interpreted that I said Egyptians invented it. That's not what I meant at all. I meant it's preposterous to believe that it took so long to appear, there must have been earlier images in other cultures of EXACTLY the same topics.

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Old February 10th, 2018, 03:34 PM   #422

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If you talk about Indian and Chinese civilizations, which are still extent today, they had little interactions with ancient Egyptian civilization.
There was trade contact between ancient Egypt and India.

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Ancient Egyptian trade consisted of the gradual creation of land and sea trade routes connecting the Ancient Egyptian civilization with Syria, Western Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and India.
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Here is a map of ancient trade routes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade#...Silk_route.jpg

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I honestly find all those civilizations interesting, but when talking about ancient civilization, Egypt is the first thing that comes to mind.
Maybe that's because Egyptian material achievements are very publicized but not its cultural achievements, in fact these look much less well known than Greek ones. I know very little about Egypt but a several things that you write contradict what I read about its culture.
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If you talk about Indian and Chinese civilizations, which are still extent today, they had little interactions with ancient Egyptian civilization.
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There was trade contact between ancient Egypt and India.



Here is a map of ancient trade routes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade#...Silk_route.jpg
Trade with India was done through intermediaries, which means Ancient Egyptians weren't exposed to Indian civilization, at least not until Ptolemaic period. Only during the late Achaemenid period, or even latter during the early Hellenistic period, did the ships sail from the Red Sea to the coasts of India.
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