The WHEEL – 5,200 years

Special Exhibition, City Museum of Ljubljana, from  May 24 2013 until April 20 2014.

 

Eleven years after unearthing the now world-famous archaeological find in the Ljubljana Marshes – an approximately 5,200-year-old wooden wheel with an axle – and after its conservation was successfully completed, the time has now come to present these two objects to the general public. The wooden wheel, which is the oldest known one to date, ranks among the world’s most significant cultural heritage items in terms of both its age and technological accomplishment.