Oriental Institute/University of Chicago

A damaged wheel and a fragment of a second one are all that remains of a clay model of a chariot. The approximately 6-inch high model was uncovered by Oriental Institute excavators between the ninth-century B.C. stables and an earlier level of structures directly beneath the stables. This gives us a second piece of evidence—in addition to similarity of design—that the earlier building had been used, like the later ninth-century structure, as stables.