King Tutankhamun’s Chariot Now on View at New York Exhibition

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NEW YORK (REUTERS).- A royal chariot thought to have been used by Egypt’s boy king, Tutankhamun, who died in around 1324 B.C. was unveiled in New York on Tuesday — the first time it has been seen outside of Egypt. The chariot was one of several found by archeologist Howard Carter when he discovered King Tut’s tomb in 1922. Simpler and lighter than the others, and with extremely worn tires, experts believe it may have been used by the king for traveling or hunting expeditions. “It was buried with him so he might use it in the afterlife,” said curator David Silverman. “It’s safe to say it’s traveled further after his death.” The chariot will be part of “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” exhibition which contains more than 130 rare artifacts that will be on display until January 2. Dr Zahi Hawass, a world-renowned archaeologist and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, described the chariot as unique and of great significance from the boy