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King Tut's Chariot Heads to NYC Discovery Expo

The chariot of one of Egypt's most famous ancient pharaohs is heading to New York City this week to join the Discovery Times Square Exposition exhibit of the boy ruler.

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.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.