King Tut Antiquities Take Flight in World Tour
March 20, 2018
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FedEx Moves King Tut Artifacts from City of Angels to City of Lights
March 20, 2019
FedEx is no stranger to transporting precious cargo. From Super Bowl trophies to giant pandas, we’ve delivered a variety of high-value shipments over the years using our powerful global network that includes 670 aircraft, more than 185,000 vehicles and 450,000 team members.
You can add to the list a collection of 3,000-year-old King Tut artifacts.
Presented by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh marks the largest assembly of artifacts from the Boy King’s tomb ever on display outside of Egypt.
As the official logistics provider of the 10-city international tour, FedEx transported almost 32,000 pounds of priceless relics from Los Angeles to Paris in advance of the March 23rd exhibit opening at the Grande halle de La Villette.
FedEx Custom Critical, a FedEx Logistics company that specializes in the delivery of critical shipments, teamed with FedEx Express on a custom plan that included a FedEx Express 777 charter flight dedicated to moving the artifacts and exhibition materials. Custom Critical also arranged for temperature-controlled ground transportation and the use of SenseAware devices to track location and monitor temperature, humidity and light exposure throughout transit.
Watch the video and browse the image gallery for exclusive, behind-the-scenes access of this specialized operation.