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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:05 PM

2,500 year-old gay erotica found carved in rock

2,500 year-old gay erotica found carved in rock & it is ‘monumental in scale’

The Guardian reports that Dr. Andreas Vlachopoulos, a prehistoric archaeologist working on the small Greek island of Astypalaia, discovered some of the world’s oldest erotic carvings in 2014 – and they’re very, very gay:

“[Vlachopoulos] chanced upon a couple of racy inscriptions and large phalluses carved into Astypalaia’s rocky peninsula at Vathy. The inscriptions, both dating to the fifth and sixth centuries BC, were “so monumental in scale” – and so tantalizingly clear – he was left in no doubt of the motivation behind the artworks ...

One, believed to have been carved in the mid-sixth century BC, proclaimed: “Nikasitimos was here mounting Timiona.”

... the newly-discovered graffiti is especially significant because of its use of the past continuous tense (i.e. “was mounting”).
“It clearly says,” explained Vlachopoulos, “that these two men were making love over a long period of time, emphasizing the sexual act in a way that is highly unusual in erotic artwork.”

A limestone engraving of two penises underneath the name of Dion was also discovered in the same general area of the island, indicating “similar behavior on the part of Dion,” according to Vlachopoulos.


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