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Animal Husbandry
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Animal Husbandry

Animal husbandry is commonly defined as a branch of agriculture dealing with the domestication, breeding, and rearing of animals for various purposes including labor (as in the case of large animals), a food source, protection, and companionship...
Herodotus on Animal Sacrifice in Egypt
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Herodotus on Animal Sacrifice in Egypt

II:38. The males of the ox kind they consider to belong to Epaphos, and on account of him they test them in the following manner: If the priest sees one single black hair upon the beast he counts it not clean for sacrifice; and one of...
Mesopotamia
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning 'between two rivers') was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to modern-day...
Animal Sacrifice
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Animal Sacrifice

Artist's impression of an animal sacrifice. In most cultures around the ancient Mediterranean, including Greece and Rome, animals were frequently sacrificed as an offering to the gods. The gods were believed to feast upon the smells of the...
Oseberg Animal Head
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Oseberg Animal Head

The exquisitely carved animal head number two (there are five in total) found with the Oseberg Viking ship, dated to c. 820 CE, in a ship burial setting in Oslo fjord, Norway. The heads are housed in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.
Zhou Bronze Tapir-Like Animal
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Zhou Bronze Tapir-Like Animal

This was probably used to support a vessel. The surface of the animal is entirely covered with incised spiraling decoration. Made in Houma. Eastern Zhou period, 6th to 5th century BCE. From Modern-day China. (The British Museum, London).
Pan Wearing an Animal Skin
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Pan Wearing an Animal Skin

A Parian marble statue of Pan. He holds a panpipe and wears an animal skin. From Sparta. 1st century CE copy of a 4th century BCE original. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Animal
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Animal

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. The panel shows a winged 4-legged animal (mythical creature). Phoenician art. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu...
Head of an Animal from Mali
Image by James Blake Wiener

Head of an Animal from Mali

This is a terracotta head of an animal—perhaps a sheep—with traces of polychrome. It was made by an artist from the inland Niger Delta Region in Mali possibly between the 1300s-1600s CE. (Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto)
Rock Carved with an Animal Image from Dhuwayla
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Rock Carved with an Animal Image from Dhuwayla

Over a hundred stones with rock carvings were discovered in a small seasonal hunting camp in the desert. The majority were found on the ground surface but a few had been incorporated into walls of traps for hunting gazelles, known as "kites"...
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