The scarab beetle was often placed on a mummy's chest before burial. It represented transformation, regeneration, renewal, and resurrection. In most ancient stories of creation the scarab beetle was present.
Columns of an Ancient Egyptian Temple in Luxor, Egypt. I've been there--this peristyle is a forest of huge decorated and painted columns which are immense and the whole is overwhelming in its massive power.
Was scepter amulet, The was ("power, dominion") sceptre is a symbol that appeared often in relics, art, and hieroglyphics associated with the ancient Egyptian religion.PARTAGE OF JENNIFER BRUCE SCHNABEL.
*EGYPT ~ Wig from one of Tuthmoses minor wifes grave. Upper class people shaved their heads because of the heat. In public, they wore wigs. Under the wigs were cones of scent, which melted and made the wearer smell good instead of sweaty.