Petrie Menagerie: The Petting Zoo
By Edmund Connolly, on 9 August 2013
Our menagerie has now gained two members which, by most standards, its not very many, so I am now going to throw in 4 more all under one child friendly umbrella: the Petting Zoo.
Petrie Menagerie #3 Domestic (including small and pick-up-able) Animals:
Thanks to the Nile, Egypt has areas of impressive fertility, granting the locals good crops and a regular cycle of irrigation and growth. In addition to arable produce, livestock were prevalent, including chickens, sheep and donkeys (and associated hybrids).
Given the prevalence of these creatures, it’s not surprising there are many representations of them:(more…)