This Once Banned Artifact Is Ancient Egyptian Porn At Its Best

F**k like an Egyptian

Scandalous Tut, Tut Image Robert Nieslen Turin Museum

The Turin Erotic Papyrus, according to Open Culture, is the oldest depiction of sex on earth. It’s over 3000 years old and is one of the most controversial artifacts found in the ancient world.

Ancient Egyptians were known for being virile and sexually uninhibited, many of their rituals involved the horizontal tango.

It was important to such peoples that one had a healthy sex life. Temple prostitutes held high esteem and different forms of sexuality and identity, such as homosexuality and transgenderism was honored and promoted.

The scroll which is now kept in Italy, contains pictures of various positions and sexual acts featuring various tools and settings. There are twelve scenes in total including one showing a couple’s creative use of a chariot.

It’s measurements are 8.5 feet long and 10 inches high and the material quality of the papyrus indicates that whoever owned it was a wealthy and powerful person.

Researchers conclude that it’s creation wasn’t intended for erotic pleasure since sex wasn’t a shameful or hidden act during those time. It was actually more of a satire and a way to amuse those in the upper tiers of society.

Due to its graphic nature, the papyrus was hidden from view for centuries and kept in libraries where interested parties would have to give a specific reason for viewing the erotic material.

Now, this raunchy scroll is housed at Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy where anyone can check it out. 

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Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.