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Ancient toy chariot sheds light on real chariots

Close examination of a detailed toy chariot found in the Tiber River has revealed that actual chariots had an iron rim mounted on the right wheel of the two-wheeled chariot to improve the chariots chances of wining a race. Adding the strip of iron to the right wheel improved a charioteer's

Leather chariot fragments rediscovered in museum storeroom

A collection of 300 leather fragments belonging to an Egyptian Old Kingdom royal chariot have been rediscovered in the storerooms of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Ikram describes the discovery as very important and the collection as “extremely rare.” Only a handful of complete chariots are known from ancient Egypt, and