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Excavation of Elite’s Tomb in China Reveals History of Donkey Polo

March 17, 2020 - General
Main: Cui Shi’s tomb with animal bones revealing evidence of the ancient Chinese nobles playing donkey polo. Inset: A skull of one of Cui Shi’s donkeys.           Source: J. Yang &  S. Hu / Antiquity Publications Ltd

A new study has revealed for the first time that elite women in ancient China played donkey polo.  The remains of donkeys from an elite woman’s tomb indicate that the animal was used for more than transport or traction.


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