Egyptian antiquities official, Zahi Hawass said Monday the trip will be the first time the chariot of King Tutankhamun has traveled outside of Egypt.
King Tut’s chariot was found in his tomb when Howard Carter discovered it in 1922. Officials say the chariot’s extremely worn wheels could indicate it was used for hunting.
An antiquities official suggests that King Tut may have fallen off this chariot during a hunting trip, in an accident that could ultimately have led to his early death.
The chariot was originally slated to join the exhibit in April but was delayed by travel complications.