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Wheels from the chariot burial at Wetwang

Wheels after excavation, from west

  • Section through tyre

    Section through tyre

  • Evidence of wooden wheel

    Evidence of wooden wheel

 

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.

     

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