Originally Posted By: Orac
These guys had the wheel

Originally Posted By: Marchimedes
Really? That's news to me. Got any evidence of this?

Well if they didn't have the wheel we have a new mystery, how did they get their pottery so round?

That is one of the ways it is usually easy to spot the arrival of the wheels in an ancient civilization.

Hey I am not an Egyptian historian so probably ask them if they had pottery wheels because it certainly looks like it to me, but it is possible I am wrong.

However you might read up on Khnum and find what the children were made on, but I do concede that isn't a science source.

If they had pottery wheels they may not have thought of the simple step to turn it on it's side and make it bear load, side on. Very simple and obvious to us isn't it.

Edited by Orac (01/25/16 09:53 AM)
I believe in "Evil, Bad, Ungodly fantasy science and maths", so I am undoubtedly wrong to you.