Atlanta's iconic Cyclorama moving across town

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One of Atlanta's most iconic artifacts, Cyclorama, is moving. 

Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken got a behind-the-scenes look at how the priceless piece of local history safely makes a journey across town. 

WATCH: Go behind the scenes of the Cyclorama's new home:

A military historian says the second of two big pieces of an enormous painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta has been loaded onto a flatbed truck to be relocated from the building where it was on display for nearly a century.

Gordon Jones, curator of the Atlanta History Center, says the second half of the painting that stretches a football field in length when fully unfurled has been rolled into a large scroll and placed on a flatbed truck to be driven nine miles across town to the center - its new home.

The other half of the rolled-up painting - the Atlanta Cyclorama - was loaded onto a truck for the move earlier.

The move into painting's new home is expected to be completed by Friday night. The painting, which was made in the 1880s and depicts the pivotal Civil War battle, has been housed for nearly a century in a building in Atlanta's Grant Park.

"There's a sense of relief but to me it's a sense of excitement. There's a sense of making history," Jones says. "This is the first time this painting has been out of this building since 1921."

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