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Domesticated donkeys originated in Africa

A genetic study has revealed that domesticated donkeys first originated in Northeast Africa. The new findings suggest that two populations of wild asses in Africa were the first to be domesticated by people thousands of years ago, and these donkeys then traveled with people to other parts of the world. Albano

Extinct Pompeii horse is actually a donkey

At Pompeii, the skeleton of what was thought to be an extinct breed of horse has actually turned out to be a donkey. Indeed, the identity of the strange breed of 'horse' that has been discovered in 2004, at Pompeii, has been cleared out by a Cambridge University researcher, who