Eternal Lovers: Rahotep and Nofret
Around 2590 BCE the Prince Rahotep was appointed to one of the best jobs ever: quality-controller of beer production. To celebrate, we crack open a cold one and explore the brewing business in Old Kingdom Egypt.
Rahotep was commemorated in a magnificent statue, where he sits with his wife Nofret. Apart from being a beautiful example of Old Kingdom sculpture, the image also reveals a few things about the couple’s lives…
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The elegant couple, in the Cairo Museum.
A beer maker, wooden model.