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Ancient Canaanite Scarab Found in Jerusalem c1700 - 1500BC Geometric Pattern

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Seller: got1go (294) 100%, Location: Shrewsbury , Shropshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 112190547651 Ancient Canaanite Scarab Found in Jerusalem c1700 - 1500BC Geometric Pattern Condition: Very Good Condition Size: 16mm x 11mm x 8mm Scarabs were the popular amulets in Ancient Egypt. They survive in large numbers and, through their inscriptions and typology, they are an important source of information for archeologists and historians of the ancient world. They also represent a significant body of ancient art. For reasons that are not clear (although no doubt connected to the religious significance of the Egyptian god Khepri), amulets in the form of scarab beetles had become enormously popular in Ancient Egypt by the early Middle Kingdom (approx. 2000 BCE) and remained popular for the rest of the pharaonic period and beyond. During that long period the function of scarabs repeatedly changed. Primarily amulets, they were also inscribed for use as personal or administrative seals or were incorporated into jewelry. Some scarabs were apparently created for political or diplomatic purposes to commemorate or advertise royal achievements. By the early New Kingdom heart scarabs had become part of the battery of amulets protecting mummies. From the middle Bronze Age, other ancient peoples of the Mediterranean and the Middle East imported scarabs from Egypt and also produced scarabs in Egyptian or local styles, especially in the Levant. In ancient Egyptian religion, the sun god Ra is seen to roll across the sky each day, transforming bodies and souls. Beetles of the Scarabaeidae family (dung beetle) roll dung into a ball as food and as a brood chamber in which to lay eggs; this way, the larvae hatch and are immediately surrounded by food. For these reasons the scarab was seen as a symbol of this heavenly cycle and of the idea of rebirth or regeneration. The Egyptian god Khepri, Ra as the rising sun, was often depicted as a scarab beetle or as a scarab beetle-headed man. The ancient Egyptians believed that Khepri renewed the sun every day before rolling it above the horizon, then carried it through the other world after sunset, only to renew it, again, the next day. I can post worldwide no problem all my Antiquities and genuine I have certificates with some n some not ! Some I can request n they will give me but I don't tend to bother . Life time guarantee on all my items no problem at all 👍 Please note these are my investments and I don't need to sell these for 10 years ! So I have 10 years of offers to look forward to. All my coins are items of distinction n with expert life time authenticity n are guaranteed for life etc. N so investments increase in value over time n I don't need to sell them. If you press the buy it now button of course it's yours. Totally stunning my items are n so I'll only accept serious offers I don't give my gold or investments away naturally. Just like every item on here I don't need to sell them for 10 years n every sale I get is reinvested into the gallery immediately n not in my pocket ! So my items are ever changing through sales n reinvestments n I add to it monthly also n will continually over the next 10 years. I started this in July n I've sold to museums which is great 😀

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