So, this extraordinary claim has been getting a lot of publicity lately:


They say a wall is medieval, well so is a wheel. A wheel is older than a wall. And I looked at every single car out there, even the really expensive ones the secret service use. And believe me, they are expensive. I said "do they all have wheels?". "Yes". "Oh, I thought it was medieval." The wheel is older than the wall, you know that?

Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

I'm pretty sure I know about this, but was the wall invented before, or after the wheel?


No, walls predate wheels by several millenia.

The invention of the wheel is generally placed at around 3500-4500 BCE. However walls were famously built around the town of Jericho in 8000-9000BCE, so they are at least that old.

More information can be found here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/10/president-trump-is-wheel-older-than-wall/2539339002/

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