Ancient Egyptian pectoral with three scarabs (dung beetles), representing the god Khepri, who pushes the morning sun into the sky. Artist unknown; found in the tomb of the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamun (r. ca. 1332-1323 BCE). Now in the Cairo Museum. Photo credit: D. Denisenkov/Wikimedia Commons.
I now present a joke SO BAD that you will never want to speak to me again.
The world’s first therapist actually lived in Ancient Egypt. His clients would come in and talk to him about all of their problems, people from all walks of life– scribes, merchants, priests, even the Pharaoh himself. The Pharoah’s appointment was from 1 to 2 every Wednesday, but he liked to talk so much that the appointment always ran over into his 2 PM client’s slot. The therapist didn’t mention it at first, because it WAS the Pharaoh, after all, the living incarnation of Ra, and he had no desire to be disrespectful, but after weeks stretched on, he politely told the Pharaoh that, while he didn’t want to interrupt him, he did tend to go over time. Fortunately, the Pharaoh was very understanding and said, “If I go over time by ten minutes, just let the next person in, even if I’m in the middle of a sentence.”
Sure enough, at his next appointment, the Pharaoh was in the middle of talking, when the next client knocked on the door and said politely, “Can I come in? Is someone in there?”
ceremonial shield with King TutankhAmun represented as a sphinx (wearing the Nemes with the Uraeus and the Double Crown) trampling over two rebels (with black african features). On the top, Horus in His form of sacred falcon holding the ‘shen’-ring, and the Winged Solar Orb. From the “House of Eternity” of King TutankhAmun. Now in the Cairo Museum
Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh who was buried in a lavish tomb filled with gold artifacts in the Valley of the Kings. He reigned from the age of 8 or 9 until his death at 17. He is known mainly for his extravagant tomb, but in life the only notable mark he made was undoing his father’s mistakes.