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Scarab

Scarab - artwork, abstract, egyptian, fantasy, ra, scarab
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Ancient Egyptian scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian mythos, the sun (Ra) 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 be iconographic, and ideological symbols were incorporated into Ancient Egyptian society.
Shadow_Chaser Uploaded by Shadow_Chaser on . Scarab - Desktop Nexus Abstract Download free wallpapers and background images: Scarab. Desktop Nexus Abstract background ID 568939. Ancient Egyptian scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian mythos, the sun (Ra) 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 be iconographic, and ideological symbols were incorporated into Ancient Egyptian society. Rating: 4.2

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Total Downloads: 246
Times Favorited: 4
Uploaded By: Shadow_Chaser
Date Uploaded: January 20, 2011
Filename: scarab-1.jpg
Original Resolution: 808x649
File Size: 93.03KB
Category: Fantasy

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