[b-hebrew] Horse and Rider -- ADDENDUM

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Sun Mar 28 13:26:08 EST 2004


In a message dated 3/28/2004 12:54:35 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
mattfeld12 at charter.net writes:
Regarding the claims that the Egyptians did not ride horses before the 8th
century BCE- that is an old notion which has been "disproven". A wooden
model exists of an Egyptian sitting on a horse found in a tomb and another
tomb had a bas-relief showing an Egyptian riding a horse (If I recall
rightly they were both of the New Kingdom period, ca. 1530-1200 BCE).
________

Incidentally, you are correct regarding the earlier domestication of the 
horse and its utilization for riding rather than as a pack animal or a draft 
animal.  See (under HORSE IV).

http://www.equiworld.net/uk/horsecare/evolution/domestication.htm

gfsomsel



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