In Ancient Egypt, the scarab was a protective sign. The scarab, or dung beetle, was said to have been resurrected. The dung beetle would roll a dung ball that would carry its offspring. Ancient Egyptians believed the beetle was miraculously created when the larvae broke forth from the dung ball. The scarab was worn as a protective sign in Ancient Egypt and can be found on ancient tombs to protect the dead on their journeys to the underworld. Today, it is still used as a protective symbol.

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