Bible and archaeology news
According to Saudi Arabian antiquities officials, a Neolithic site in the southwestern Asir province has revealed the earliest evidence of horse domestication. Ali al-Ghabban, vice-chairman of the Department of Museums and Antiquities, said a 9,000-year-old horse burial was discovered at the site of al-Maqar, along with a 3-foot-tall bust of a horse. “This discovery shows that horses were domesticated in the Arabian Peninsula for the first time more than 9,000 years ago,” said al-Ghabban. “Previous studies estimated the domestication of horses in Central Asia dating back 5,000 years.”
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