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BEIJING cheap jordan 1 retro , Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- A rare golden colored horse might have galloped across northwestern China's Gobi Desert 2,000 years ago, an archaeological DNA analysis has suggested.

The discovery comes after archaeologists with the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS) institute of archaeology analyzed the bones of five horses from a nomad tomb complex dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (202BC--8AD) in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

"The color of the horse's body was golden, or palomino, while its mane and tail were nearly white cheap new jordan 1 ," said Zhao Xin, lead researcher of the project.

"Though it's not the first archaeological discovery of a golden horse, such genovariation is very, very rare," she said.

The animal was buried in the same vault with its owner and unearthed in a joint excavation by the Xinjiang cultural relics department and Northwestern University from 2006 to 2007.

Archaeologists also discovered a large quantity of other human and animal remains cheap jordan 1 kids , along with pottery and vessels made of bronze, gold, silver and stone.

The tomb complex dates back to 400BC--120BC, according to Zhao, and belonged to a nomad community. The five horses were apparently buried as sacrifices for three different people. Three came from the same tomb. Two were chestnut and buried along with a camel in an animal vault. Only the golden one shared the chamber with the owner cheap jordan 1 womens , said Zhao.

"Obviously, its conspicuous and unique appearance made it precious," she said.

Horses were first domesticated in central Asia at least 5,000 years ago.

MILAN, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) -- Fiorentina head coach Vincenzo Montella said his side was tired as they lost to Inter 2-1 in the Italian Serie A at home on Saturday.

Mauro Icardi netted the winner for Inter after Juan Cuadrado's goal cancelled out Rodrigo Palacio's opener.

"We were lacking in energy after the Coppa Italia game and ahead of the Europa League fixture. As Inter will acknowledge cheap jordan 1 mens , playing in these tournaments takes something away from you in Serie A," said Montella.

He conceded that Inter were a better side before the break.

"I think Inter deserved to be in front in the first half, as they were quicker, more reactive and had the initiative," he said.

"However cheap nike air jordan 1 , in the second half we played the better football and had been able to equalize, but unfortunately Inter got that goal. You can also add in the bad luck we had, as Mauro Icardi's goal was offside," he added.

ISLAMABAD, May 6 (Xinhua) -- At least one person was killed and 10 others were injured on Wednesday evening in a terrorist attack during a football match in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Kurram Agency cheap air jordan 1 clearance , local media reported.

According to the reports, the incident took place when two militants opened indiscriminate fire at the people watching a football match in the Alizai area in Kurram Agency, a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Around 100 people were watching the match between two local teams when the terrorist attacked.

Some reports said both attackers blew themselves up after the firing, but no official has confirmed the report.

Security forces and rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and injured to the hospital.

Death toll may further rise as some of the injured were in critical condition at the hospital.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Borussia Dortmund's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang controls the ball during their German Bundesliga match against Bayern Munich on November 19. Photo: CFP

The Africa Cup of Nations kicks off this weekend at the Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville where hosts Gabon take on first--timers Guinea-Bissau before Cameroon meet Burkina Faso later at the same stadium to launch the 31st edition of the tournament.

These opening fixtures will mark 60 years since the first Africa Cup of Nations in 1957 when just three countries competed for the crown. This expanded to eight teams, a format which was used for many years cheap air jordan 1 china , before becoming 12 teams in 1992 and then the current 16-team format in 1996 - although Nigeria pulling out meant that it was not until the 1998 tournament where 16 teams first competed.

The issue of further expansion has been raised recently. Following the 32-team European Championship last summer and this week's vote to swell the World Cup to 48 teams from the 2026 tournament onwards, will Africa's confederation competition follow suit? Calls clamoring for change were dismissed as recently as October 2016 when African soccer chief Issa Hayatou suggested that any expansion would limit the number of possible hosts because of a lack of infrastructure in place to host more than 16 teams.

Whatever the future may hold, this year sees 16 teams descend upon Gabon from the 50 who attempted to qualify. It is the first time the country has hosted the competition outright having co-hosted the 2012 edition with Equatorial Guinea. The four groups will be contested in four different cities - the capital Libreville, Franceville, Oyem and Port-Gentil - with the 32 games concluding in the final in the capital on February 5.

While it's Gabon's first time to play hosts on their own cheap air jordan 1 free shipping , it is Guinea Bissau's first time at a Cup of -Nations. The country is making its debut this time out, having defied expectations to qualify at the top of their group. They began the Road to Gabon having played just 32 competitive internationals in their history.

At the other extreme to the debutants are the eight former winners and three nations that have finished as runners-up. It's going to be tightly contested in a field of such pedigree, with current holders Cote d'Ivoire and record winners Egypt among the favorites to lift the trophy. Senegal and Algeria are the other teams that are expected to challenge, but as Zambia proved in 2012, t. Cheap NFL Jerseys Online   Cheap NBA Jerseys From China   Cheap NHL Hockey Jerseys   Cheap New Soccer Jerseys   Wholesale Jerseys China   Wholesale Jerseys From China   Wholesale Jerseys From China   Wholesale MLB Jerseys   Wholesale NFL Jerseys   Wholesale NBA Jerseys  

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