BRITISH MUSEUM displays more than 11,000 Years of LGBTQ History

The earliest fossils of anatomically modern humans, like the remnants of the Ethiopian Omo, date back to the Paleolithic period, which was more than 200,000 years ago. It is presumed that, for a part of its order of time, homo sapiens had homosexual relations. The British Museum has put together all of its artifacts linked to an LGBT community, and as relics date back more than 11,000 years.

Ain Sakhri lovers figurine

The star of the exhibition is the stone Ain Sakhri, the world’s oldest representation of a couple engaged in same sex sex. The rock, a 11,000-year-old carved calcite pebble, was found in a cave near Bethlehem. Although it is difficult to distinguish the genus of the subjects, the British Museum said that the stone probably depicts sex between people of the same sex; the figures represented in the engraving are gender ambiguous.

The Scylla bowl, Germany, twelfth centuryse

The Scylla bowl, Germany, twelfth century

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Francisco Lacerda

Francisco Lacerda

Francisco Lacerda born in Lisbon, Portugal. Francisco is a Queer Art culture critic and director of Pois. He is a specialist in luxury and art, and writes for Pois since 2018.

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