The Ashmolean

Iraq: Navel of the World

City Life [9]

Trade came to the cities overland and by river. 4500 years ago the first chariots and carts had four wheels and were pulled by donkeys and onagers. This clay model from Kish shows the chariot's solid wheels and painted decoration, while the cylinder seal impression depicts a chariot in use.
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