The horse is not just a form of transportation, but is a weapon in itself. The genus Equus is thought to have evolved over 4 million years ago in North America, specialising in being able to eat the grass of the steppelands and run away from predators. North American horses later became extinct, possibly due to hunting by humans, although various species of horse, asses and zebras thrived in the Old World.
They’re here! Over the weekend, all of the artifacts selected for the ROM’s upcoming blockbuster exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors arrived at the ROM from the Beijing's Palace Museum. Crate upon meticulously packed and sealed crate is sitting in a subterranean vault. The exhibition space is being transformed to feature these, as well as the ROM’s Forbidden City artifacts.