Ancient Egyptian Inspiration for a Modern Cartoon Character

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Last year, researchers in Egypt discovered the cemetery for senior officials and priests of the New Kingdom (1550–1069 BC) in Minya. They uncovered the coffins of two distinguished women, one of them identified as Tadi Ist, daughter of the High Priest of Djehouti in Ashmunein. Pictured above is the inside of her coffin lid. This art seems familiar, doesn't it? A woman wearing a pale green strapless dress and a tall blue headdress. Who could it be?

Redditors, of course, saw Marge Simpson right away. The red shoes and necklace are modern touches. The long-running series The Simpsons has become legendary for predicting the future, mainly because creator Matt Groening is very good at detecting trajectories. But this one goes backward in time. Who knew that when Groening designed the character, he took inspiration from the inside of a coffin lid buried thousands of miles away thousands of years ago? It only makes sense if you believe Groening is a time traveler, which some people have posited over the years. -via Cracked

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