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World's Oldest Wheel Found In Slovenia, Claim Archaeologists
Ananova ^ | 2-25-2003

Posted on 02/25/2003 4:58:59 PM PST by blam

World's oldest wheel found in Slovenia, claim archaeologists

Archaeologists claim to have unearthed the world's oldest wheel in Slovenia.

Experts estimate that the wheel is between 5,100 and 5,350 years old.

That makes it just 100 years older than the previous record-holders from Switzerland and southern Germany.

The wheel, which is made of ash and oak, has a radius of 70 centimetres and is five centimetres thick.

It was found buried beneath an ancient marsh settlement near the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana.

Dr Anton Veluscek, from the Archeological Institute at the Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences, was part of the team that made the find.

He said: "The wheel is surprisingly technologically advanced - much more so than the later models found in Switzerland and Germany."

Story filed: 10:29 Tuesday 25th February 2003


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeologists; archaeology; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; oldest; slovenia; wheel; worlds
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1 posted on 02/25/2003 4:58:59 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Wow!

A wheel that old... and the EU already had them using the metric system.
2 posted on 02/25/2003 5:00:34 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (ABCNNBCBS lie!)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; AntiGuv; dubyaismypresident; Grani; ...
"Hold muh beer 'n watch this!" PING....

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3 posted on 02/25/2003 5:01:00 PM PST by mhking
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To: blam

4 posted on 02/25/2003 5:06:24 PM PST by keithtoo
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To: mhking; Carry_Okie
ping
5 posted on 02/25/2003 5:07:28 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
A wheel that old... and the EU already had them using the metric system.

Is this from old Europe? Or is this New Europe? Or is this the New Europe that is actually older than the Old Europe? I'm so confused ...

6 posted on 02/25/2003 5:09:05 PM PST by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: blam
So, who's owed the royalties on that patent?
7 posted on 02/25/2003 5:12:44 PM PST by Carry_Okie
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To: Carry_Okie
"So, who's owed the royalties on that patent?"

I'm in charge of holding the money until the rightful owner is found.

8 posted on 02/25/2003 5:19:18 PM PST by blam
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To: MrsEmmaPeel; maxwell; Eala
This is a new find of an older wheel that's older that the previously oldest wheels (which makes them the newly newer wheels compared to the new older wheels.)

Unless I'm moosing something in the translation.

(Cheese! Did I have to say that?)

9 posted on 02/25/2003 5:23:12 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (ABCNNBCBS lie!)
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To: blam
Ah, a big wheel I see.
10 posted on 02/25/2003 5:26:02 PM PST by Carry_Okie
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
No, it's not an aged wheel of cheese, but it was obviously made by an aged wheel cheese.

Engineers. Sheesh!
11 posted on 02/25/2003 5:28:22 PM PST by Carry_Okie
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To: blam
The wheel, which is made of ash and oak, has a radius of 70 centimetres and is five centimetres thick.

This is not a wheel. It's the bottom of a barrel!

The site of the first kegger party is now located!

12 posted on 02/25/2003 5:28:53 PM PST by Lester Moore
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To: MrsEmmaPeel
is this the New Europe that is actually older than the Old Europe? I'm so confused ...

It doesn't matter, the French have already asked for more time.
13 posted on 02/25/2003 5:30:33 PM PST by tet68 (Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
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To: Carry_Okie
Wheel of Fortune, TV's longest running game show,
5,000 years, Amazing!
14 posted on 02/25/2003 5:32:46 PM PST by tet68 (Jeremiah 51:24 ..."..Before your eyes I will repay Babylon for all the wrong they have done in Zion")
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To: Carry_Okie
I wheel hafta think about that ....

Which side of it wheel be the first axle?

(Time for a brake...)
15 posted on 02/25/2003 5:37:50 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (ABCNNBCBS lie!)
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To: blam
"He said: "The wheel is surprisingly technologically advanced - much more so than the later models found in Switzerland and Germany." "

Really makes one think how old civilizations really are. Just think that if your won house was left abandoned that probably nothing of it would be left after a couple thousand years.
16 posted on 02/25/2003 5:38:03 PM PST by DeuceTraveler
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To: Carry_Okie
"Engineers. Sheesh!"

Peeped your page so will stifle the urge to impart the joke about what engineers use for contraception.

17 posted on 02/25/2003 6:09:39 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (An honestly mistaken man hearing the truth, will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest.)
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To: tet68
Wheel of Fortune, TV's longest running game show,

Does that mean it will be appearing at a casino near me soon...

18 posted on 02/25/2003 6:17:19 PM PST by tubebender (?)
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To: S.O.S121.500
Peeped your page so will stifle the urge to impart the joke about what engineers use for contraception.

Too late for that, I'm afraid.

Two wonderful kids.

19 posted on 02/25/2003 6:23:30 PM PST by Carry_Okie
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