Ancient road transport devices: Developments from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire

@article{Rossi2016AncientRT,
  title={Ancient road transport devices: Developments from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire},
  author={Cesare Rossi and Thomas G. Chondros and Kypros Milidonis and Sergio Savino and Flavio Russo},
  journal={Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering},
  year={2016},
  volume={11},
  pages={12-25}
}
The development of transportation systems has significantly enhanced the welfare and modernization of society. Wooden vehicles pulled by animals have been used for land transportation since the early Bronze Age. Whole-body gharries with rigid wheels pulled by oxen appeared in Crete by 2000 BC or earlier. Horses originating from the East were depicted in early Cretan seal-rings of the same period. The two-wheeled horsedrawn chariot was one of the most important inventions in history. This… 

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