Archaeologists claim to have unearthed the world’s oldest wheel in Slovenia.

Experts estimate that the wheel is between 5,100 and 5,350 years old.

That makes it just 100 years older than the previous record-holders from Switzerland and southern Germany.

The wheel, which is made of ash and oak, has a radius of 70 centimetres and is five centimetres thick.

It was found buried beneath an ancient marsh settlement near the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana.