Thursday, February 11, 2010

Video: The Petrie Museum with John Johnston



To celebrate LGBT History Month, the UCL Petrie Museum has created an LGBT History Trail of objects that tell of homosexuality in ancient Egypt. It also considers some of the mythology and stories that construct ancient Egyptian sexuality. John Johnston, who is pursuing a PhD in UCL Archaeology, describes a few of the objects on display. Along with reliefs and sculptures, objects include a papyrus from the 12th dynasty (1991-1782 BC), relating the tale of Horus and Set's encounter.

The last time I saw John we were both serving wine at the Friends of the Petrie Summer Party, which was a great occasion. Somehow John's partner, who has nothing to do with either Egypt or the Petrie, had got reigned in so serve drinks as well! John is a lovely guy and it is great to see him giving this mini tour of some of the artefacts from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

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