domingo, 26 de febrero de 2012

Turkey. World’s earliest toy car on show at Mardin Museum

27 December 2011. The world’s earliest toy car and title deed which were unearthed several months ago during excavations in the Kızıltepe district of the southeastern province of Mardin, are now on display at the Mardin Museum, the Cihan news agency reported Tuesday.

Archaeologist Mesut Alp said that the toy car, which is made out of stone, dates back to the late Stone Age and is thought to be 7,500 years old.

The Culture and Tourism Director of Mardin, Davut Beliktay, said that the car is like a copy of cars today, adding that in its shape, the ancient toy also resembles a tractor. Beliktay also revealed that toy dolls and whistles, also made of stone, were found at sites in the area, “we believe that the whistles and dolls are 5,000 to 6,000 years old. The whistles are still in working condition,” he said...

Link 2: 25-02-12. Hallan en el sureste de Turquía el primer carro de juguete del mundo, junto con un título de propiedad.

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