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CYPRUS Donkey’s at Mount Olympus antique print 1878
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Troodos Mountains - Nicosia district, Cyprus: Mount Olympus

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Cyprus Donkey’s at Mount Olympus antique print 1878

Title: Photographers On Mount Olympus Cyprus.
(shelter in the rain)

Troodos Mountains - Nicosia district, Cyprus: Mount Olympus
Olympus, at 1,952 metres (6,404 ft), is the highest point of the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus

Fine antique print of the 
Karpas Donkey with photographers shelter in the rain.

with full hand coloring.

History of the Karpas Donkey:
All donkeys are probably descended from African wild ass, an animal with a greyish coat and spiky black mane. Donkeys were domesticated in around 4000B.C. to become an important transport animal for man; donkeys can easily carry up to 30% of their own bodyweight. The donkey spread across the ancient world, and was adopted into both religion and everyday life.
The Greeks associated the donkey with their god of wine, Dionysius, and in the Bible, God spoke to Baleem through a donkey. In those days, owning a donkey was the equivalent of owning a luxury car today.
If a donkey does not want to do something, he simply won’t do it.

Image app.: 21.5 x15.2 cm. 8.2 x 6 Inches.
Condition: View overall very good.