Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, and Occam’s Razor

Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, and Occam’s Razor:

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“In the hieroglyphs on their tombs,  the two men are also shown holding hands, kissing, and sitting next to each other; one of their portraits has them nose to nose, embracing in a way that was used when depicting a married couple. They both had wives and children, but they are not depicted often in the tombs.When they were, they were off to the side, never taking precedence or focus. The focus was almost always on the two men together.When they are portrayed at a table, they sit together in the seating arrangement expected of a married couple. Besides all of this, the names we have for them are not their given names, but how people referred to them. Their names together roughly translate out to “joined in life, joined in death.”” 

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