Camels and Camel Racing - Arab Camels and Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels - Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels - Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels Anatomy - Arab Camels Domestication - Arab Camel Uses - Arab Camels History - Arab Camel Status
Camel Racing - Camel Wrestling - Camel Cavalry - Camal Cavalry History - Camel Farming in Sudan


Camels and Camel Racing - Arab Camels and Arab Camel Racing

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Arab Camel History

Arab Camels - Tripholidays

Around the second millennium BC, camels had become established in the Sahara region but disappeared again from the Sahara beginning around 900 BC. The Persian invasion of Egypt under Cambyses introduced domesticated camels to the area. Domesticated camels were used through much of North Africa, and the Romans maintained a corps of camel warriors to patrol the edge of the desert. The Persian camels, however, were not particularly suited to trading or travel over the Sahara; rare journeys made across the desert were made on horse-drawn chariots.

The stronger and more durable Dromedaries first began to arrive in Africa in the fourth century. It was not until the Islamic conquest of North Africa, however, that these camels became common. While the invasion was accomplished largely on horseback, the new links to the Middle East allowed camels to be imported en masse. These camels were well-suited to long desert journeys and could carry a great deal of cargo. For the first time this allowed substantial trade over the Sahara.

In 1840 the first six camels were shipped from Tenerife to Adelaide. Only one camel survived the journey, arriving on the 12th of October 1840. The explorer John Horrocks was one of the first people to use camels to explore the arid interior of Australia during the 1840s. There are now several hundred thousand feral camels living in Australia, the descendants of domesticated camels that were released or escaped.


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Arab Camels - Arab Camel Racing
Arab Camels Anatomy - Arab Camels Domestication - Arab Camel Uses - Arab Camels History - Arab Camel Status
Camel Racing - Camel Wrestling - Camel Cavalry - Camal Cavalry History - Camel Farming in Sudan


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