Ancient Egyptian Scarabs

By
Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres is the Collections Technician of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Her primary duties include the rehousing and photography of the museum’s collection. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Florida, where she received her B.A. in Anthropology and Classical Studies in 2013. In 2015, she received her M.A. in Museum Studies with a concentration in Collections Management from the George Washington University.

Our collection of rehoused Ancient Egyptian scarabs look like a tiny army of insects! The relatively small and uniform shape of these artifacts makes them the perfect candidate for housing in little boxes. With a clear lid, these intricate artifacts can be viewed and appreciated both in storage and in the classroom.

Scarabs were a very important symbol for the Ancient Egyptians. To learn more about scarabs in our collection, check out the link below!

http://archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/…/ancient-egyp…/scarabs/