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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

British Exhibition Goes Back 11,000 Years to Highlight LGBTI History

06/26/2018 | Thomson Reuters

With a bust of Roman Emperor Hadrian’s lover to a silver cup depicting men having sex, a new exhibition of artworks dating back 11,000 years could shine a fresh light on LGBT history, Britain’s most visited museum said on Tuesday. From September, the British Museum’s exhibition “Desire, Love Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories” will travel around the country with various artworks including a pebble featuring the world’s earliest known depiction of a couple having sex. “Ain Sakhri Lovers”, a carved pebble thought to be 11,000 years old, shows two figures of uncertain gender making love, face to face, the museum said in a statement.

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