The Ancient Egyptians and Their Beetles

For ancient Egyptians beetles were an integral part of daily life, burials and mythology. Darkling beetles, Prionotheca coronata, have been found in entombed pottery jars, stone vessels themselves were sometimes carved in the shape of beetles, click beetles, Agrypnus notodonta, were depicted alongside a fetish of the goddess Neith, and gold pendants shaped like jewel […]