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.
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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.
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.