World's Oldest Wooden Wheel
Updated: Dec 14, 2018
We are living in the time when we are depending on technology on a daily basis. The technology is everywhere around us so we take things for granted. For many people, it is difficult to bear a day without Wi-Fi connection or using vehicle. Have you ever wondered where and when those are invented? Let’s go a little deeper to the origin of all modern technologies.
One thing we’ve forgotten the importance of it is the wheel. The invention of the wheel is one of the foundations of modern civilisation and culture. It’s known to be invented in Mesopotamia around 3500B.C. which is 300 years before someone figured out to use them for chariots. If you are still reading this, you may reconsider this.
In 2002, the oldest and largest wooden wheel was discovered in Slovenia in the Ljubljana Marshes. Austrian experts have established that the wheel is between 5,100 and 5,350 years old by using the radiocarbon method, which makes it the oldest wooden wheel in the world ever found.
Currently the wheel is preserved in Ljubljana City Museum. Visit Slovenia and witness the world’s oldest wooden wheel and Ljubljana Marshes with your own eyes.
If you want to read more about Ljubljana Marshes, please check our previous blog post here.