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World’s Oldest Toy Car (7500 years ago)

July 23, 2012 11 comments

July 23,  2012

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The world’s earliest toy car (L) and title deed, unearthed at excavation sites in Mardin’s K?z?ltepe district, are on display at the Mardin Museum. (Photo: Cihan)

Is this little ancient toy the earliest evidence of the wheel?

 

 

MessageToEagle.com– Today parents buy their children electric car toys to play with, but thousands of years ago the situation was somewhat different.

Yet, this ancient discovery reveals our ancestors were aware of the wheel 7500 years ago!

A stone car with two axles and 4 wheels dating from about 7500 years ago was found during excavations in the Kiziltepe district of the southeastern province of Mardin, are now on display at the Mardin Museum, Turkey.

Archaeologist Mesut Alp said that the toy car, which is made out of stone, dates back to the late Stone Age and is thought to be 7,500 years old.

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