* The world’s first toy car, which was discovered several months ago during excavations in the Kiziltepe district of the southeastern province of Mardin, is now on display at the Mardin Museum, the Cihan news agency reported.
According to archaeologists, the wheel was invented in Mesopotamia in 5500 BC. C., and arrived in Europe and Asia in 4000 B.C.Mardin Director of Culture and Tourism Davut Beliktay said:
“The car is like a copy of today’s cars, and he added that the old toy also resembles a tractor in its shape.”
He also tells that dolls and stone whistles were found in the area.
“We think the whistles and dolls are between 5,000 and 6,000 years old. The whistles are still in good use.”
If we have a toy from 5500 a. C., It will be necessary to pay attention to other archaeologists who estimate the appearance of the wheel in 8000 a. c.
Some archaeologists believe that its function could be a funerary urn, but in general they are puzzled by its morphology.Today, parents buy their children electric car toys to play with, but thousands of years ago the situation was a bit different.
However, this ancient discovery reveals that our ancestors were aware of the wheel over 7,500 years ago!
Evidence of ancient knowledge of the wheel can be found in other time periods.The archaeological record provides indisputable evidence that wheels were known throughout most of Europe and Anatolia from a period before the fourth millennium BCE.
So the question is: Is this little car the earliest evidence of the wheel?
According to this study, the wheel would have been discovered 2,000 years earlier than conventional archeology has led us to believe.
Another hypothesis described by scientists is that the “toy car” could be an ancient vehicle for transporting the dead, since the first ceremonies in which the dead were venerated began at that time, but since it is a toy it seems somewhat macabre for a child.Were there rudimentary four-wheeled vehicles in the late stone age?
Is it really a toy? Or is it a simple representation of something that was used in the stone age?
As usual, this finding is one of the new enigmas and mysteries that conventional archeology is facing and that, as almost always, they try to explain in a coherent way, with conclusions that leave us very indifferent.
What do you think?