Benvenuti in queste pagine dedicate all'archeologia. Amelia Carolina Sparavigna
Friday, 22 July 2011
"Ancient Egyptian scarabs were popularamuletsin ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian myths, the sun rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls. Modeled upon the Scarabaeidae family dung beetle, which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying eggs that are later transformed into larva, the scarab was seen as an earthly symbol of this heavenly cycle. This came to beiconographic, andideologicalsymbols were incorporated into Ancient Egyptian society."