Diameter: 90.000 cm (tyres)
Width: 39.000 mm
Gift of Hogg the Builders of York
P&EE 2001.4-1.16-17 (tyres);P&EE 2001.4-1.10-13 (nave bands)
Prehistory and Europe
Wheels from the chariot burial at Wetwang
Iron Age, around 300 BC
East Yorkshire, England
The wheels of the vehicle excavated at Wetwang were made of wood, thought to have been ash. Each wheel probably had twelve spokes. However, after 2,300 years in the ground, all that has survived are the tyres and nave bands.
To find out more and see a reconstruction of the chariot, take the 'Wetwang Chariot Burial' tour.