The ancient Egyptians regarded the scarab as a symbol of immortality. 1. Stone scarab with wings, 2. The sacred beetle (Scarabaeus sacer), 3. Scarab from the British Museum, 4. Scarab seal from the tomb of Maket, 5, 6. Scarabs from monuments.
Finley, John H. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopedia (New York City: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917) 11:4 000000000000000000000000000000000
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman