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Tutankhamun Men's Short Sleeve Jersey

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    • ULTRA-SOFT EURO-MESH FOR MAXIMUM COMFORT
    • AIRPASS PRO+ MOISTURE-WICKING, QUICK-DRY TECHNOLOGY
    • AIRTHROUGH MESH SIDE PANELS FOR MAXIMUM BREATHABILITY & 4-WAY STRETCH
    • 30+ SPF UV PROTECTION
    • HIDDEN, FULL-LENGTH YKK-BRAND ZIPPER, KNOWN WORLDWIDE AS THE MOST RELIABLE TROUBLE-FREE ZIPPER AVAILABLE
    • SILICON GRIPPER BAND KEEPS REAR OF JERSEY IN PLACE AS YOU RIDE
    • 3 REAR POCKETS WITH REINFORCED STITCHING
    • VIBRANT DYE-SUBLIMATION PRINTING KEEPS COLORS BRIGHT AND TRUE, WASH AFTER WASH 

     

    The Tutankhamun jersey is designed to incorporate numerous aspects of Egyptian decorative and funerary art. The cartouche running the length of the front zipper contains his name. On the back of the jerseys is the crook (heka) and flail (nekhakha) which were originally the attributes of the Ancient Egyptian god Osiris that became insignia of pharaonic authority. Traditionally crossed over the chest when held, they probably represented the ruler as a shepherd whose beneficence is formidably tempered with might. The flail, used to goad livestock, was a symbol of the ruler's coercive power: as shepherd of his flock, the ruler encouraged his subjects as well as restraining them. 

    Tutankhamun, the 11th pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egypt, was unremarkable. He, is famous due to the discovery of his completely intact tomb by the British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922. The discovery of Tutankhamun's mummy revealed that he was about 17 when he died and was likely to have inherited the throne at the age of eight or nine. He is thought to have been the son of Akhenaten, commonly known as the 'heretic king'. Akhenaten replaced the traditional cult of 'Amun' with his solar deity 'Aten', thus asserting his authority as pharaoh in a new way. 

    According to the most important document of Tutankhamun's reign, the Restoration Stele, his father's supposed reforms left the country in a bad state. Consequently the traditional gods, seeing their temples in ruins and their cults abolished, had abandoned Egypt to chaos. When Tutankhamun came to the throne, his administration restored the old religion and moved the capital from Akhetaten back to its traditional home at Memphis. He changed his name from Tutankhaten - 'living image of Aten [the sun god]' - to Tutankhamun, in honour of Amun. His queen, Ankhesenpaaten, the third daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, also changed the name on her throne to read Ankhesenamun. 

    Although the reign of Tutankhamun is often thought to have little historical importance, his monuments tell a different story. He began repairing the damage inflicted upon the temples of Amun during Akhenaten's iconoclastic reign. He constructed his tomb in the Valley of the Kings, near that of Amenophis III, and one colossal statue still survives of the mortuary temple he began to build at Medinet Habu. He also continued construction at the temple of Karnak and finished the second of a pair of red granite lions at Soleb. Uncertainty still surrounds his death. He may have been assassinated, or died as the result of an injury received while hunting.  

    (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutankhamun; see also:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) 

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