As many have noted, The Simpsons has a storied history of predicting events before they actually occur. Now, things seem to be going in the other direction, as it appears that Ancient Egyptians appear to have predicted the existence of Marge Simpson.
Recently, archeologists discovered a “cemetery of senior officials and priests of the New Kingdom,” which lasted from around 1550 BCE to 1069 BCE. Among the discoveries was “a wooden coffin for a woman called Nany dating from the end of the 20th Dynasty.” According to The Egyptian Gazette, “She was chantress of Djehouti, Egyptian god of the moon and writing.” I don’t know what any of that means, but hey, good for her.
However, that’s not why we’re here. We’re here because the picture in the inside of her coffin looks a helluva lot like Marge Simpson.
For once someone predicted the Simpsons in stead of the Simpsons predicting everything.— Fake History Hunter (@fakehistoryhunt) October 29, 2023
Yes, this is real, ladies & gentlemen: Ancient Egyptian Marge.
Apparently this is the coffin of Tadi Ist, daughter of the High Priest of Djehouti in Ashmunein:https://t.co/hIg6iXFRcf pic.twitter.com/6IltB8TfQF
Sure, the “scientists” may say that the image is simply “scenes representing the twelve hours,” but c’mon, use your eyes! That’s Marge Simpson — complete with her trademark hair and green outfit.
I translated the hieroglyphics. pic.twitter.com/rEK3UN0Qc2— Great Ape Dad (@GreatApeDad) October 29, 2023
Amusingly, this isn’t the only ancient art that bears a striking resemblance to the famous yellow family. Twitter user @spikermonster showed some other examples of ancient Simpsons, ranging from a 3rd to 6th century CE Japanese statue of Bart to a 3rd to 2nd century BCE Etruscan figure who is very clearly Lisa Simpson.
After 3,000 years, the holy Tetrad is almost complete. Just one more member.— Trey the Explainer (@Trey_Explainer) October 30, 2023
Simpsons be praised. https://t.co/TPf0NzeLhW
Wait till they see the dude that wrote those Odyssey and Iliad books https://t.co/PnQR7gZILC— Lewis (@LewisStruthers1) October 30, 2023
Why were these ancient civilizations set on creating The Simpsons? Maybe the show speaks to something inherent in the human condition — a story that exists across time and place seeking to bring us together. Or, maybe it’s all just one big coincidence.
You can think whatever you want, but I’m choosing to believe that we’re gonna find an ancient version of Moe’s Tavern in the Indus River Valley any day now.