Ancient Egyptian Scarabs

The scarab was one of the most popular ancient Egyptian amulets. They were used as pieces of jewellery, commemorative items and seals, and magical amulets offering protection and good fortune. During the Middle Kingdom, however, a particular type of scarab, known as the Heart Scarab, took on a very specific religious meaning, and went on to become the most important amulet in the mummification and burial process.