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Prehistoric porn created in China 3,000 years ago

Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs depict ancient, explicit fertility ritual discovered 25 years ago in western China.

Worlds oldest porn scene scene 1
In the top register, ten very large images are portrayed. Nine females, each about two meters high, dance in a circle. A tenth personage on the left is partially reclining as if it were about to fall into a trance. (Jeannine Davis-Kimball/Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads / Courtesy)
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Sixteen images, ten females and six males are about to begin copulation. The most unusual figure in this scene is the one to the far left that most probably represents a shaman wearing a monkey-like mask. (Jeannine Davis-Kimball/Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads / Courtesy)
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The third group composed of nine figures, three females and six males, all are symbolically about to engage in sexual intercourse. (Jeannine Davis-Kimball/Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads / Courtesy)
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Fourteen full figures, seven that are ithyphallic, appear in this scene. The fourth from left is bisexual being ithyphallic but stylized as a female. (Jeannine Davis-Kimball/Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads / Courtesy)
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A plethora of heads is inter-spaced between two females, a male, and a bisexual figure. A torso with a female head, a pair of near-equal sized dogs, and a small dog are just below, while lower yet in the scene a couple is about to copulate. (Jeannine Davis-Kimball/Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads / Courtesy)
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This lower right register scene has eleven images, some of which are partially incomplete. Of these, only two are mildly ithyphallic. Two dogs rendered as in scene are below the human figures. (Jeannine Davis-Kimball/Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads / Courtesy)
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To the far right, are several floating heads and three torsos; one has a single head, one is double headed, and the third is a triple headed image. Also included are a half-dozen floating heads. (Jeannine Davis-Kimball/Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads / Courtesy)

Author Mary Mycio says there’s "pornography" out there you can’t find on Google.

Of course, that’s because it is 3,000 years old and carved on the side of a rock wall in one of the most inhospitable regions of China.

Mycio wants you to see these images, and writes at Slate.com about the rock carvings that depict fascinating and enlightening representations of a fertility ritual; they’re some of the most graphic images ever revealed by scholars and might feature bisexual behavior.

Called the Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs, they were discovered roughly 25 years ago by Chinese archeologist Wang Binghua in the western Xinjiang Province.

“Google retrieves only a few results, depending on the spelling,” Mycio writes at Slate.com. “The petroglyphs deserve more attention.”

Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads director, has studied them extensively as the first westerner to see the images.

Davis-Kimball divided the sprawling petroglyphs into eight scenes. The drawings range from just a few inches to over nine feet tall.

Interspersed are men masturbating, spectators, animals, animal sacrifices and orgies.

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For example, the second scene features 10 women and six ithyphallic (erect) men “about to begin copulation,” Davis-Kimball writes.

“The most unusual figure in this scene is the one to the far left that most probably represents a shaman wearing a monkey-like mask,” she writes. “It has female-type antennae shooting from its head, wears a red ‘bra’ ... As it is ithyphallic it is also a bi-sexual representation and it appears that it about to copulate with a small female with splayed legs whose vulva is explicit.”

The carvings also carry political weight, Mycio said, because of how they alter our understanding about China’s earliest settlers.

The faces appear Caucasian or western and the images mirror some discovered 1,600 miles away in Ukraine.

China and ethnic Uyghur people are debating who has stronger claims to the region, but the archaeological evidence hasn’t answered any questions.

Discoveries of nearby mummies buried in graves marked similarly to the petroglyphs suggest the earliest settlers are neither Chinese nor Uyghur.

That’s a blessing for the scholars, who are under less political pressure and free to study the petroglyphs and nearby cemeteries featuring similar fertility icons.

It would seem the researchers, like the subjects they’re studying, are now free to get busy.

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