Carts have been mention in journalism as far back as the second millennium B.C. The Indian sacred book Rig-Veda states that men and women are as corresponding as two wheels of a cart. Hand-carts pushed by humans have been used approximately the world. In the 19th century, for example, some Mormons traveling across the plains of the United States between 1856 and 1860 used handcarts.
Carts were often used for judicial punishments, both to transport the destined – a public humiliation in itself (in Ancient Rome defeated leaders were often carried in the victorious general's triumph) – and even, in England until its replacement by the whipping post under Queen Elizabeth I, to tie the condemned to the cart-tail and administer him or her a public whipping.