Beginning around 3,000 years ago, humans began domesticating camels in Asia and the Middle East. Adapted for the harshest of climates and traveling long distances, the camel's journey began 40 million years ago—all the way from North America.
Herded, saddled, loaded by traders; cared for, sung about and even sung to—one-humped dromedaries prove extraordinary in deserts where the sun is hot; two-humped Bactrians rank no less in others where it is not. Let the rhythmic gaits of our calendar camels carry you along for the year.
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