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He did so in the company of his young wife and half-sister Anksenamun (c.

1350 BCE) and the images of the two of them together are among the most interesting depictions of romantic love in ancient Egypt.

There was no official sanction against a woman engaging in extra-marital intercourse.

The private punishments were divorce, beatings, and sometimes death (204).

Bata refuses her, saying he will tell no one what happened, and returns to the fields and his brother.In both of these cases, the stigma was far more serious for a woman than a man because the bloodline was passed through the woman. Lewis notes: Although the Ancient Egyptians had a relaxed attitude to sex between single consenting adults (there was no particular stigma against illegitimate children), when a woman married she was expected to be faithful to her husband.Thus he could be certain that children of their union - his heirs and the inheritors of his property - were his.In a coffin inscription from the 21st Dynasty a husband says of his wife, "Woe, you have been taken from me, the one with the beautiful face; there was none like her and I found nothing bad about you." The husband in this inscription signs himself, "your brother and mate" and in many other similar inscriptions men and women are seen as equal partners and friends in a relationship.Even though the man was the head of the household, and was expected to be obeyed, women were respected as co-workers with their husbands, not subordinate to them.

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