A 7,500-Year-Old Stone ‘Toy Car’ Found in Eastern Turkey



The “toy car” is on display alongside toy dolls and whistles – all made out of stone – at the Mardin Museum [map]. Archaeologist Mesut Alp reports that the toy car is at least 7,500 years old – dating back to the late Stone Age.

54h-minWhen speaking with the Cihan news agency and reporters with Todays Zaman, Alp insisted that the item is a toy car.

ll6767-minCulture and Tourism Director of Mardin, Davut Beliktay, confirmed that the exhibit piece as a 7,500-year-old toy car.


Ancient Vehicle Discovered in Turkey

Beliktay said that the car is “like a copy” of cars today; adding that it also resembles a tractor. However, he didn’t explain how a toy car could be 7,500 years old.

l8l87-minCommenting on the other ancient toys, he said: “We believe that the whistles and dolls are 5,000 to 6,000 years old. The whistles are still in working condition.”

ytktyk-minBeliktay told the press that comprehensive information regarding the 7,500-year-old toy car will be released soon.

While I think that anomalous history is interesting; I am thinking that this is a toy chariot, and not an inexplicable toy car. I wish they would explain exactly how they think they have a toy car that is thousands of years old, and not a toy chariot, which is far more plausible.