Proto-sexual harasser found!

This Paneb makes Harvey Weinstein look like a choirboy.

An ancient Egyptian papyrus details allegations against Paneb, who among many other crimes, allegedly sexually harassed (to put it mildly) women in roughly 1200 B.C.

Before #MeToo, Paneb was second from the left.

Although the papyrus was discovered in the 19th century by a British Egyptologist, it is being reviewed afresh in light of #MeToo.

According to the papyrus, Paneb, who was in charge of construction of the Valley of the Kings in modern-day Luxor, stole wine and incense, defiled sacred ground, and sexually assaulted women. Lots of women.

Although the allegations were made by the guy who wanted Paneb's job and didn't get it, Paneb's own son vouched in writing for the rival's account, so maybe it's true.

Egyptologists believe Paneb was put to death, but they think it was probably for tomb-raiding rather than sexual harassment.

Here's the full article. Don't skip the comments, some of which are pretty funny.

I'm sure there are older sexual harassers than Paneb, but they're probably just a bunch of Neanderthals.

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Nicolas de Camaret.

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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