Who is TUT the 2019 AFCON MASCOT?

By Clive Kyazze

Ahead of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations, the official tournament Mascot was unveiled and his name is ‘TUT’ which is inspired by the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

His kit bear resemblance to the Egypt’s home colours with the map of Africa visible on his shirt as well as the tournament’s logo.

Ahead of the June 20th to July 19th tournament, the big question is who is TUT? And the details below are adapted from www.wikimsrweb.com.

Tutankhamun is one of the Pharaohs of the eighteenth Egyptian family in the history of ancient Egypt, he was Pharaoh of Egypt from 1334 to 1325 BC.

In the era of the modern state. Tutankhamun is one of the most famous pharaohs for reasons not related to his achievements or victorious wars. Many Pharaohs.

Tutankhamun was raised at the royal palace of Tal al-Amarna during the reign of Akhenaten, who was then called Tutankhamen. He became a king at about nine years of age, and Amon’s priests made him return to his former status as a worldly god and the doctrine of Aton.

According to the book “Tutankhamun” by Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass, Tutankhamun was the name of the golden king at birth.

The name of the throne was “Nab Khubro Ra”. Two years after his ascension, he changed his name from Tutankhaten to Tutankhamun.

It is not known if the change of the name of the king is a personal desire of the Golden King to return to the worship of the god Amun or pressure from his minister Hor Muhab and the priest

According to the book “The Pharaohs: Tales and Myths of the World” by Amir Akasha, the golden king Tutankhamun was nine years old when he became Pharaoh of Egypt. His name means Ancient Egypt, “the living image of the god Amun.”

The history of ancient Egypt came after Akhenaten, who tried to unify the gods of Egypt in the form of one god.

During the rule of the golden king, the Amarna revolt began against the Pharaoh Akhenaten, who moved the capital from Taibah to his new capital, the god Amon in the form of the One God Aton, 1331 BC.

The third year of the rule of Tutankhamun, who was 11 years old, was influenced by the minister Khabro Ra, the lifting of the ban on the worship of multiple gods and the return of the capital to Taiba.

The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by the British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922 and its opening in 1923 is the most important archaeological discovery of the 20th century. It is still the most prominent in the world.

Its magnificent tomb was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in its entirety. The world lives a state of dazzling never ending.

The little Egyptian king turned over the last few years, and it is still a permanent theme of beauty.

Many of the international brands adopted the image of the little Pharaoh and his name, and his collection of visits became a dream for all the lovers of antiquities in the world.

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