Asia, The Hu-lu River

""Ox-foot Turks. The people here have human bodies and ox feet. The river is called the Hu-lu. In the summer and autumn, the ice is two feet thick; in the winter and spring it freezes to the bottom. In order to drink, they must continually melt the ice in vessels on the fire."

Curator's note:
Ricci's description of the people of the western Siberian plain came from a Chinese source, Ma Tuan-lin's Wen-hsian T'ung-k'ao.