Monday, September 24, 2018

Priceless Antiquities Get A Ride In A Big Rig

This week we were involved in a six-truck move transporting an art exhibit from the Saint Louis Art Museum in St. Louis, Missouri to the Minneapolis Institute of Art in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds exhibit has been called one of the greatest finds in the history of underwater archaeology.

"More than 200 objects — from 16-foot-tall sculptures to gold coins and jewelry — are featured in this major exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

The objects — including three monumental sculptures, each weighing more than 8,000 pounds — came from two cities lost to natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea more than 1,200 years ago.

The ancient city of Thonis-Heracleion — a major port and Egypt’s premier center for trade with the Greek world — and neighboring community Canopus once stood on Egypt’s north coast. But by 800 C.E., soil liquefaction, natural disasters and the rising tides of the Mediterranean Sea caused them to submerge. "

We didn't get to see the pieces since they're crated for transport, but just knowing they were on the truck was kind of exciting.

Now I can say we've moved freight that's thousands of years old and priceless.

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1 comment:

Belledog said...

Way cool! I wondered if you ever got that kind of freight. How highbrow!