Saturday, September 06, 2003
Nefertiti a man? Discovery channel aired a special on the dead Egyptian Queen a few weeks ago. It was bad. Filled with commercials, and a lot of 'drama.' The multitude of Bristish accents added to the pain. All the hubbub was over the supposed finding of Queen Nefertiti's mummy. 'Yeah, right!' to paraphrase Egypt's antiquities chief, who contends that the mummy might actually be that of a male, and therefore not Nefertiti. Hmmm ... maybe Nefertiti was a man, and not actually a woman. Has anyone ever thought of that? Maybe her and Akhenaten were just gay, but had an empire to run. Makes perfect sense for me. In fact, we have absolutely no proof that Nefertiti should have been a female. We're simply imposing our assumptions on the past.
Posted by Andy Dabydeen at 9/06/2003 10:14:00 PM