Egyptian Loincloth

After a long period of avoiding discussion of gender and sexuality in ancient Egypt, it is clear that historians have imposed hetero-normative constructions of Egyptian masculinity.
Archaeology and Egyptology have underwritten a heterosexual history of humanity, usually on the basis of very little evidence. The recent controversial readings of the tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep
(believed to be a pyramid built for two male lovers), and other such examples can reveal the risks of projecting modern stereotypes onto ancient data.