Power to the Camels: The Camel, Not Caesar, Ran Rome

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by James Blake Wiener
published on 09 February 2012
Two archeologists from Belgium, Fabienne Pigière and Denis Henrotay, make a very interesting argument in the latest edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science: the bedrock of Roman power depended upon the camel. They posit that camels connected the various parts of the empire and were the favored animals for long distance trade. Furthermore, they also were favored by the Roman army and its ranks. Please click here to read this news article from USA TODAY.
Posted by James Blake Wiener on February 9, 2012, 15:01.


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