Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts
well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?
this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.
It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.
The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.
I was going to caption this “Now, look at the gifs again and pretend that one of them is a woman”, but after a second thought I figured someone would be offended or something similar so I decided against it. I don’t really need to prove anything since it’s kind of obvious already, just take a look for yourself and I dare you to convince me that these two boys aren’t madly in love with each other. It’s just that I don’t think either of them realizes that what they feel is love, but hopefully they’ll figure it out eventually.
The only point I’m trying to make, is that this is not the way someone behaves with or looks at their brother (in bond or in blood).