A copy of the oldest wooden wheel on exhibition in Germany

The oldest wooden wheel

A copy of the oldest wooden wheel on exhibition in Germany

A copy of the oldest wheel with an axle from the Ljubljana Moor is on display in Halle, Germany, from November 14, 2013 until May 18, 2014.

Photo by: Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie, Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte, Halle


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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.

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Let's set the world in motion!

Invention of the wheel

Let's set the world in motion!

The invention of the wheel is the foundation of civilisation and culture. The wheel is now making its first public appearance in the City Museum of Ljubljana.


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English guided tour

Join us on a public tour!

English guided tour



Join us every first and third Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Public tour will be in English.








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Points of interest

Do you know, who invented the wheel? No one really knows. Well astablished belief is, that the first wheels were used in Mesopotamia approximately  4.000 B.C. From there, they were spread around the world. Some experts attribute the wheels invention to the prehistoric Europe. » more