Location: In the ancient city of Khorsabad, Iraq
History: The invention of the wheel was one of the greatest contributions made by the ancient Mesopotamians to the whole of humankind. This early iron wheel (23 cm diam.) with bronze hub and bearings may have been part of a wooden ceremonial cart. It was found in the temple of Nabu, the god of writing and scribes, in the ancient city of Dur-Sharrukin (modern-day Khorsabad).
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Gordon Loud (in charge of excavations at Khorsabad)
Excavated by The Oriental Institute 1932-1933