Howeida was 15 years old at the time. A man stood in the doorway. He spoke briefly to her father and her step-mother. Then the matter was settled: Howeida would be married to a man from Saudi Arabia for a sum of around euros. The "marriage" lasted a whole 20 days, during which Howeida was repeatedly raped. Then, the man simply departed.
Notably, the ancient Egyptians had strict rules about things like adultery and used early forms of birth control. Most people know ancient Egyptians practiced mummification, but the embalmers who performed the process didn't always respect the bodies. Instead, the families waited a few days so the corpse would be somewhat decomposed. Like modern civilizations, ancient Egyptians wanted to have some degree of control over their family planning. One approach detailed on ancient papyrus suggests they used gum made from acacia tree sap to "cover the mouth of the womb" during intercourse. And there is at least some corroboration for the effectiveness of this approach, as acacia gum contains lactic acid, a known spermicide. Cleopatra's purported sexual appetite is the stuff of legend - and Shakespeare.
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