yeah but that was part of ancient egyptian culture back then so it was normal for them and obviously it seems odd to us right now. this is a piece of art- not sick pornography. i have a papyrus piece at home with women topless (my parents bought it, not me) which is obviously normal back then. remember, this is historic, not a present-day depiction.
That actually isn’t racist at all. My step brother and sister are part Egyptian and their father is Egyptian. The darker you are, they see it, back then, as how poor you are. The rich would stay in the shade and try not to get dark at all other than their natural pigment. The darker skin ones are the ones that are the workers/poor because they spend their time in the sun working.
@cwark_91 -See, now that’s a perfectly normal comment. And I totally agree, art is completely different from porno. However, I don’t care who you are, but anyone seeing this picture without a further knowledge of it’s background is automatically going to think that same thought. Now that I know it’s background, it’s not that funny. The only thing i find funny is it’s misinterpretation today:)
@cwark_91 – Still pretty damn inappropriate for the workplace. Naked pics, artistic or not, should never be in the workplace. Instead, there should be pics of like, eagles soaring or motivational kittens.
It’s like an awesome, dirty, Egyptian version of Little Bunny Foo Foo.
@Cloudchaser (30): I believe the darker-skinned people depicted in this picture are priests (I think I remember from history class that priests usually performed the circumcisions in Egypt) and not doctors, but same idea.
They aren’t giving each other hand jobs, they’re cutting the dicks off of the people they conquered, which is how they proved to the pharaoh that they won. A drawing like this is carved in the temple at abu simbel. Whatever, still funny as hell
Actually, people still do get circumcised in Egypt without anesthetic. I just heard something about a young 13 or 14 year old GIRL getting female circumcision in which they cut the clitoris. Sounds horribly painful to me.
Regardless, this is ridiculous for an office setting. Maybe the guy has a fetish of some sort? haha i have no idea.
Well, I’m not really versed in old Egyptian Traditions, but I do have read some history books, and I think I read somewhere the people who lived originaly in Egypt were not as dark skinned as the ones who live there now. More like olive-skinned or something. And that they did a lot of campaings to conquer neighbor nations, like Nubia, that indeed had dark skinned people as natives, and after that used them as slaves for some rough labors.
Maybe circumcisions made without ritual purposes were done by slaves. Or maybe this drawing depicts something totally different and we’ve all believed cwark_91 without doing a little research by ourselves.