Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Aurochs of Qurta

Maju at the forwhattheywereweare blog, alerts me to the recent dating of Egyptian rock art drawings of aurochs at Qurta on the Upper Nile.

These dated drawings indicate that aurochs (bos primigenius) were present south of the First Cataract, earlier than 15,000 years ago.

Egypt:  The Aurochs of Qurta (Link)
The Aurochs of Qurta:  Egyptian 'Ice Age' Art (Link)

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