Interpreting the past through our own lenses

Two men were found in the same Egyptian tomb – a very unusual occurance.  What I think is interesting is how we interpret what that means.  The three hypothesis:

  • They were identical twins,
  • They were gay,
  • They were conjoined twins.

Each one is supported by it’s own interests groups.  For example, gay advocates support the gay theory.  I’m sure the conjoined twins theory is a result of all the recent news surrounding successful dejoining of twins.

As our society continues to change, I wonder what new theories we will come up with?

A Mystery, Locked in Timeless Embrace – New York Times.