The oldest wooden wheel in the world

The oldest wooden wheel in the world The oldest wooden wheel with in the world. City Museum of Ljubljana, Slovenia In the Ljubljana Moor (Slovenia), a team of archaeologists found the oldest wooden wheel with an axle in the world.

The wheel is about 5150 years old, wich by its technical perfection puts it at the top of the wold's cultural heritage. The wheel was carefully constructed from stringy and tough ash wood and the axle was created out of oak. Similar, but smaller wheels have also been found at the crannog sites in Switzerland and Germany. http://www.koliscar.si/en/virtual-exhibition/

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Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana are once again joining the annual Museum Summer Night event, now already in its 13th e...
18/06/2015
A very special summer night ... join us on Museum Summer Night 2015 » MGML

Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana are once again joining the annual Museum Summer Night event, now already in its 13th edition. Our joint programme at eight different locations offers numerous guided tours and plenty of interesting exhibitions awaiting your visit. Join us on Saturday 20 June and visit, free of charge, our museum and galleries of which quite a few will remain open from 10.00 a.m. all the way to midnight.

Archaeologists exploring the area of the Slovenska Street were delighted in late March, when they discovered an extraord...
22/05/2015

Archaeologists exploring the area of the Slovenska Street were delighted in late March, when they discovered an extraordinary find. The remains of Roman graves were expected, as the street of today runs almost parallel the ancient road that reached the north gates of Emona. 25 March was, however, something special due to this rich find, as various objects in the grave lead us to believe that the deceased was a surgeon in Emona. Naturally, this represents a special challenge for our conservator-restorers.

http://www.mgml.si/en/emona-2000/news-and-events-14909/news-14914/grave-goods-from-the-surgeon-s-tomb-beneath-the-slovenska-street-already-in-the-phase-of-active-cons/

Join us on Tuesday, 21 April, at 6 pm, on the third lecture by the MGML archaeologist Martin Horvat about the results of...
17/04/2015

Join us on Tuesday, 21 April, at 6 pm, on the third lecture by the MGML archaeologist Martin Horvat about the results of archaeological excavations in Ljubljana that rewrote school history books. This time he will focus on archaeological excavations on Congress Square between 2009 and 2011. See you at the City Museum of Ljubljana!

http://www.mgml.si/en/city-museum-of-ljubljana-377/news-events-and-workshops/events-1286/archaeology-up-close-museum-archaeologist-martin-horvat-and-his-field-experiences-from-1988-to-today/

(photo by: D. Badovinac, M. Paternoster, MGML archive)

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The revolutionary invention of the wheel

'I guess we ought to change our perspective about the wheel, and not view it as a basic invention by ‘primitive man’. Instead, we should view it as one of the great achievements of human society.' Here is an interesting article about the invention of the wheel:

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Long-Lost City Discovered Deep Within Honduras Rainforest | IFLScience

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The tools we use and the things we wear are a big part of what separates us from other animals. Some objects are archety...
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10 Oldest Artifacts Of Their Type Ever Found - Listverse

The tools we use and the things we wear are a big part of what separates us from other animals. Some objects are archetypal of human civilization all over the world. Archaeologists have been digging up iconic artifacts for decades, pushing back the known date of when our ancestors started participating in a culture we would recognize. Here are the oldest examples we have of humans creating things that typify the span of human progress - among them the oldest wooden wheel in the world from Ljubljana Marshes:

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A new year, a new archaeological discovery: A team of archeologists led by Miroslav Barta from the Czech Institute of Eg...
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Tomb of Ancient, Unknown Queen Discovered In Egypt | IFLScience

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A team of archeologists led by Miroslav Barta from the Czech Institute of Egyptology have recently discovered a tomb near Cairo that belonged to a previously unknown ancient Egyptian royalty. The tomb likely belonged to a queen who lived 4,500 years ago, during the Fifth Dynasty. The inscribed walls…

Turkey is considered the gateway from Asia to Europe for our distant ancestors, and based on a newly discovered stone to...
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Turkey's Oldest Stone Tool Pinpoints Human Migration to Europe | IFLScience

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Turkey is considered the gateway from Asia to Europe for our distant ancestors, and based on a newly discovered stone tool -- the oldest on record for the area -- researchers think humans dispersed out of Asia around 1.2 million years ago. That’s much earlier than previously thought, according to ne…

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Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2014

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A new study of Santa Fe College, Florida, has found that human ancestors evolved the enzymes necessary to break down eth...
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How Farming Almost Destroyed Ancient Human Civilization

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Working in northeastern Siberia, researchers describe a complete bison cadaver that’s literally been frozen in time for ...
08/11/2014
9,300-Year-Old Frozen Bison Mummy Found in Siberia | IFLScience

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Using remarkably well-preserved DNA extracted from a fossil thighbone, researchers have sequenced the genome of a 45,000...
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We promise to diligently post all the latest news on the oldest wooden wheel in the world on Facebook (at the moment the...
21/08/2014
Significant Ancient Tomb Guarded by Sphinxes Unearthed in Greece

We promise to diligently post all the latest news on the oldest wooden wheel in the world on Facebook (at the moment the wheel is still resting in our museum storage). In the meantime we will share new archaeological discoveries in Slovenia and around the globe. One of the latest news is that a significant ancient tomb guarded by Sphinxes was descovered in Greece.

Archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the entrance to a vast ancient tomb guarded by two sphinxes, adorned with frescoed walls, and surrounded by a nearly 500-metre long wall carved from marble, acc

One of the last eminent guests to the Wheel, 5200 Years exhibition was the President of the National Assembly, Mr. Janko...
23/04/2014

One of the last eminent guests to the Wheel, 5200 Years exhibition was the President of the National Assembly, Mr. Janko Veber. He saw the exhibition in the company of the curator Irena Šinkovec and Blaž Peršin, the director of MGML.

So, the Wheel, 5200 Years exhibition is now behind us. The oldest wheel and its axle will rest for the next few months a...
23/04/2014

So, the Wheel, 5200 Years exhibition is now behind us. The oldest wheel and its axle will rest for the next few months and then they are expected to travel to Vienna in autumn. In little less than 11 months the exhibition had been seen by more than 36,000 visitors! Thank you all for visiting and we hope to see you back soon at the City Museum!

http://www.mgml.si/en/city-museum-of-ljubljana-377/news-events-and-workshops/news-1288/more-than-36-000-people-saw-the-oldest-wooden-wheel-in-the-world-at-the-city-museum/

(photo: Andrej Peunik)

Pile dwellers lived modestly and each hunted animal was rationally used. They used the bones and horns to make tools, sk...
09/04/2014

Pile dwellers lived modestly and each hunted animal was rationally used. They used the bones and horns to make tools, skins and pelts for clothes and footwear and intenstines for ropes. If they got lucky and managed to hunt down a large animal, such as a bear, meat for the whole village was provided for a whole month. You will learn more interesting facts about pile dwellers from our special acted guided tours from our young "Little Museum" collaborators. Join us this Thursday, 10 April at 4 p.m. and next Saturday, 19 April at 4 p.m.

http://www.mgml.si/en/city-museum-of-ljubljana-377/news-events-and-workshops/events-1286/pile-dwellers-through-the-eyes-of-children-totally-special-guided-tours-and-family-workshops/

(illustration: Igor Rehar)

The last accompanying exhibition of the Wheel, 5200 Years exhibition, titled Underwater Archaeological Research, was cre...
02/04/2014

The last accompanying exhibition of the Wheel, 5200 Years exhibition, titled Underwater Archaeological Research, was created in collaboration with the Institute of Maritime archaeology. It presents the complex archaeological research done in the last five years in the Ljubljanica and its tributaries. See you at the City Museum of Ljubljana!

http://www.mgml.si/en/city-museum-of-ljubljana-377/city-museum-of-ljubljana/current-exhibition-522/underwater-archaeological-research-br-accompanying-exhibition-of-the-wheel-5200-years-project/

(Photo: Rok Kovačič)

One of the interpretations how to separate history from prehistory is based on the fact that the latter had no written s...
27/03/2014

One of the interpretations how to separate history from prehistory is based on the fact that the latter had no written sources: there are no writings dated to prehistory, which means that historians and archaeologists must make various assumptions from archaeological finds. We therefore place the pile dwellers from the Ljubljana Moor to prehistory.

http://www.kolo5200.si/en/

(illustration: Igor Rehar/for MGML)

This is going to be a lively week at the City Museum. In the context of the Wheel, 5200 Years we are opening the exhibit...
11/03/2014

This is going to be a lively week at the City Museum. In the context of the Wheel, 5200 Years we are opening the exhibition Pile dwellers through the eyes of children on Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. And on Thursday, March 13 at 6 p.m., we will listen to Anton Velušček's lecture on the remarkable finds from the Ljubljana Moor. See you at the City Museum!
http://www.mgml.si/en/city-museum-of-ljubljana-377/news-events-and-workshops/events-1286/pile-dwellings-in-the-ljubljana-moor-a-lecture-by-anton-veluscek-phd/

Next Wednesday, 12 March at 6 p.m., we are opening a very special exhibition in the City Museum of Ljubljana: participan...
07/03/2014

Next Wednesday, 12 March at 6 p.m., we are opening a very special exhibition in the City Museum of Ljubljana: participants of the »Little Museum« project, our museum collaborators aged 9 to 14, prepared an exhibition titled Pile dwellers through the eyes of children, which will showcase various pile-dwelling models and ingenious drawings and paintings of various scenes from a prehistoric pile dwelling. See you at the museum! :)
http://www.mgml.si/en/city-museum-of-ljubljana-377/city-museum-of-ljubljana/future-exhibitions-523/pile-dwellers-through-the-eyes-of-children-a-totally-special-exhibition/

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