A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East by Billie Jean Collins

By Billie Jean Collins

This name issues man's touch with the animal international: sacrifice, sacred animals, vitamin, and domestication. Chapters on artwork, literature, faith and animal husbandry exhibit an image of the complicated relationships among the peoples of the traditional close to East and (their) animals.

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It is distinguished from the Nubian race to the north by a summer shift to yellowish buff coloration and distinctive dark stripes encircling the lower legs. In ancient Greek, the Asian ass was referred to as rj/jfoi/os", literally "half-ass," and the term was eventually adopted to designate the spe- 18 ALLAN S. GILBERT cies (Equus hemionus). Oddly, hemiones are also commonly called onagers today, a term that originated from ovaypos, or "wild ass," by which both Greeks and Romans referred to the African ass (Groves 1974).

Wide and softly padded feet spread the animal's weight, facilitating passage over shifting sands, but when raging winds blow those sands into stinging, airborne pellets, camels can still see through closed, semi-translucent eyelids, while their nostrils narrow to tiny slits. To face the blinding glare of daylight, their eyes are shaded by heavy brows and thick, bushy lashes, while lubrication flows constantly through wide, non-clogging lacrimal ducts. The camel's most impressive achievement, however, is the extraordinary degree to which it can conserve internal water.

I. nubiand) occupies the arid ranges of the southern Levant, the Arabian peninsula, and Africa east of the Nile, while the Asiatic variety (C. i. sibirica] extends from Afghanistan eastward into Mongolia. Other members of the caprine subfamily include two turs: the West Caucasian, or Kuban, tur (Capra caucasica) and the East Caucasian, or Dagestan, tur (C. cylindricornis), and the screw-horned markhor (C. falconeri), which inhabits Afghanistan and the western Himalayas. Ranging over much of mountainous southern Europe, Anatolia, and the Caucasus is the small, hook-horned chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra}.

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