Chalcosoma atlasA scarab beetle, depicted on the walls of Tomb KV6 in the Valley of the KingsA carved steatite scarab amulet - circa 550 BC.
Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on ebay!

Scarab

The scarab is a type of beetle noted for rolling dung into spherical balls and pushing it, as well as its habit of laying its eggs in animal dung. more...

HomeHome
AmphibianAmphibian
ArthropodArthropod
AntAnt
AphidAphid
BedbugBedbug
BeeBee
BeetleBeetle
Black WidowBlack Widow
BumblebeeBumblebee
CentipedeCentipede
CrabCrab
CricketCricket
Daddy LonglegsDaddy Longlegs
DragonflyDragonfly
EarthwormEarthworm
EarwigEarwig
FireflyFirefly
GlowwormGlowworm
GnatGnat
GrasshopperGrasshopper
Hermit CrabHermit Crab
HornetHornet
KatydidKatydid
LadybugLadybug
LiceLice
LobsterLobster
LocustLocust
MayflyMayfly
MillipedeMillipede
MosquitoMosquito
MothMoth
Praying MantisPraying Mantis
ScarabScarab
ScorpionScorpion
Sea MonkeySea Monkey
ShrimpShrimp
SpiderSpider
TarantulaTarantula
TickTick
TrilobiteTrilobite
WaspWasp
Wolf SpiderWolf Spider
YellowjacketYellowjacket
BirdBird
CatCat
DinosaurDinosaur
DogDog
FishFish
MammalMammal
MythologicalMythological
ReptileReptile


Because most of the scarab species work with dung they are commonly referred to as dung beetles.

The dung beetles are classified as family Scarabaeidae, which includes over 20,000 species in numerous genera, including the African genus Goliathus, among the largest and heaviest of the beetles. Dung beetles live in many different habitats, including desert, farmland, forest, and grasslands. They do not like extremely cold or dry weather. They occur on all continents except Antarctica.

The majority of the dung beetle diet is dung. They will eat dung from a variety of animals as long as the animal is herbivorous. Dung beetles also feed on mushrooms, leaves, and decaying matter. Dung beetles do not need to eat anything else because the dung provides all the nutrients; they don't even need to drink water.

The dung beetle body consists of head, abdomen, and thorax. They have legs, located on the thorax, that are specialized for shoveling dung and rolling it along.

The dung beetle has complete metamorphosis. The female will lay an egg in a dung ball which will then be buried to protect it from erosion and predators. During the larval stage the dung beetle will feed on the dung surrounding it.

The Scarabs of Ancient Egypt

Scarabs featured prominently in Egyptian art and Egyptian mythology.

The scarab was considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians because they believed that in its rolling dung balls around, it mirrored the way the great god Ra – or his avatar Khepri, himself depicted as a scarab – rolled the sun across the sky each day. Because of its additional habit of laying its eggs in animal dung and the bodies of dead animals, the scarab was also associated with rebirth, renewal and resurrection; consequently, it was seen as a symbol of life and rebirth.

Another appearance of the scarab are the LMLK seals from ancient Judah stamped on jars that may have contained offerings. Eight different 4-winged scarab icons may have symbolized resurrection for worshippers (Grena, 2004, pp. 371-2).

Stone scarabs were often placed in Egyptian tombs as a symbol of the deceased's rebirth into the afterlife, and jewelry with the beetle has often been found in tombs as well. A scarab amulet was worn on the chest. A magical spell inscribed on the bottom of the amulet to make sure the deceased's heart wouldn't reveal any damning information when their heart was weighed during their judgement by the gods. Living Egyptians also wore stone scarabs as a symbol of protection in this life and the next.

What did it mean to the Ancient Egyptians?

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

Sterling silver turquoise scarab dung beetle pendantSterling silver turquoise scarab dung beetle pendant $55.00 Silver Egyptian Ankh Cross and Scarab NecklaceSilver Egyptian Ankh Cross and Scarab Necklace $4.99
New 3-D Egyptian Scarab Beetle w/pink crystals Copper-tone Dangle Earrings 1.75"New 3-D Egyptian Scarab Beetle w/pink crystals Copper-tone Dangle Earrings 1.75" $4.95 Vintage Sterling scarab BraceletVintage Sterling scarab Bracelet $22.00
Dc Scarab #1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 complete Vf to Nm conditionDc Scarab #1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 complete Vf to Nm condition $9.99 Vintage Multi Color Scarab Gold Tone NecklaceVintage Multi Color Scarab Gold Tone Necklace $29.99
Egyptian Metal Gold Plated 1.1" Scarab Beetle Necklace With Chain Great QualityEgyptian Metal Gold Plated 1.1" Scarab Beetle Necklace With Chain Great Quality $9.99 New - Alex and Penny in Egypt: The Mystery of the 9 ScarabsNew - Alex and Penny in Egypt: The Mystery of the 9 Scarabs $43.80
Chessex Manufacturing 27819 12 mm Scarab Blue And Blood With Gold Numbers D6 DicChessex Manufacturing 27819 12 mm Scarab Blue And Blood With Gold Numbers D6 Dic $39.28 McFarlane Toys Spawn Series 33 Scarab Assassin Figure Mib Sealed Free ShippingMcFarlane Toys Spawn Series 33 Scarab Assassin Figure Mib Sealed Free Shipping $35.99 Was: $39.99
nice small Made in France tankard pitcher pot stamped with a beetle or scarabnice small Made in France tankard pitcher pot stamped with a beetle or scarab $9.59 Was: $11.99 Vintage Gold Tone Scarab Pin/ Brooch Prong Set Glass ScarabsVintage Gold Tone Scarab Pin/ Brooch Prong Set Glass Scarabs $9.99
14 kt yellow gold lobster clasp bracelet with bezel set carved scarab. Lot 12B14 kt yellow gold lobster clasp bracelet with bezel set carved scarab. Lot 12B $70.00 Matchbook Cover - Monster T Shirt Art Scarab Rolling Thunder Mill Valley CaMatchbook Cover - Monster T Shirt Art Scarab Rolling Thunder Mill Valley Ca $3.99
Egyptian Scarab Ring Bloodstone 9.5 Cts Carved Gem 14k Rolled Gold Size 8Egyptian Scarab Ring Bloodstone 9.5 Cts Carved Gem 14k Rolled Gold Size 8 $78.50 *Scarab* Democratic Red Ladies Sweatshirt with a Blue Elephant (L) Excellent*Scarab* Democratic Red Ladies Sweatshirt with a Blue Elephant (L) Excellent $7.95
Vintage Exquisite Egyptian Revival Scarabs Multi Color Molded Glass Bracelet BrlVintage Exquisite Egyptian Revival Scarabs Multi Color Molded Glass Bracelet Brl $34.66 Vintage 15" Goldtone Single Strand Chain Scarab Beaded NecklaceVintage 15" Goldtone Single Strand Chain Scarab Beaded Necklace $5.99
Egyptian Scarab Beetle with Isis Wings Tealight Candleholder 6 in W - E-357GpEgyptian Scarab Beetle with Isis Wings Tealight Candleholder 6 in W - E-357Gp $19.95 Nos Warner Scarab 145, 165 Cam Follower Roller, Rocker Arm Roller, Pn 7082Nos Warner Scarab 145, 165 Cam Follower Roller, Rocker Arm Roller, Pn 7082 $4.50
Vtg 1990'S Sterling Silver Egypt Egyptian Coral Scarab Ankh Dangling EarringsVtg 1990'S Sterling Silver Egypt Egyptian Coral Scarab Ankh Dangling Earrings $95.00 Vintage Artisan Scarab African Wood Agate Beads Choker Waterfall Necklace Ns1Vintage Artisan Scarab African Wood Agate Beads Choker Waterfall Necklace Ns1 $44.87
handcrafted blue scarab beetle pendant with 1/20 14k bail Egypthandcrafted blue scarab beetle pendant with 1/20 14k bail Egypt $19.95 Antique Egyptian / Scarab by Rogers / Oneida / Smith Silverplate 9" Knife RareAntique Egyptian / Scarab by Rogers / Oneida / Smith Silverplate 9" Knife Rare $79.00
The Scarab Murder Case by Van Dine, rare Us Scribners 1st hardcover in DjThe Scarab Murder Case by Van Dine, rare Us Scribners 1st hardcover in Dj $99.99 Clef Pin Vintage Gold Filled Music Treble Clef Scarab Brooch Bal-Ron (Pjp004)Clef Pin Vintage Gold Filled Music Treble Clef Scarab Brooch Bal-Ron (Pjp004) $22.00
Kuryakyn Scarab Air Cleaner Cover Without NotchKuryakyn Scarab Air Cleaner Cover Without Notch $68.55 Unscratched Sand Scarab (Loot) Wow Loot CardsUnscratched Sand Scarab (Loot) Wow Loot Cards $4.19
Egyptian Design Silver Filigree Necklace W, Scarab & King Tut DesignEgyptian Design Silver Filigree Necklace W, Scarab & King Tut Design $12.99 Lucky Penny Pendant Egyptian Scarab Beetle Charm 24" NecklaceLucky Penny Pendant Egyptian Scarab Beetle Charm 24" Necklace $5.99 Was: $6.99
New - The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Gleason, ColleenNew - The Clockwork Scarab: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Gleason, Colleen $4.97 Hexbug Scarab (Colors May Vary) Three button cell batteriesHexbug Scarab (Colors May Vary) Three button cell batteries $13.95
Hexbug Scarab Remote- App-Controlled Figures Robots (Colors May Vary)Hexbug Scarab Remote- App-Controlled Figures Robots (Colors May Vary) $12.78 1 larg egyptian giza scarab hieroglyphic ancient writing Wow must see scarabs1 larg egyptian giza scarab hieroglyphic ancient writing Wow must see scarabs $12.99
Chessex Manufacturing 27614 16 mm Scarab Scarlet With Gold Numbers D6 Dice Set OChessex Manufacturing 27614 16 mm Scarab Scarlet With Gold Numbers D6 Dice Set O $36.44 Sarah Coventry Emmons Turquoise Scarab Necklace Pendant Black Carved Signed VtgSarah Coventry Emmons Turquoise Scarab Necklace Pendant Black Carved Signed Vtg $14.99
Golden Scarab: Book 2 the Windflowers Trilogy 9781495425219 by Wendy Scott, NewGolden Scarab: Book 2 the Windflowers Trilogy 9781495425219 by Wendy Scott, New $19.66 Vtg Danecraft Sterling Silver Tigers Eye Scarab CharmVtg Danecraft Sterling Silver Tigers Eye Scarab Charm $50.00
Vintage Scarabs Handmade Sterling Silver Turquoise Celluloid Necklace Nmm1Vintage Scarabs Handmade Sterling Silver Turquoise Celluloid Necklace Nmm1 $65.88 Vintage Burt Cassell 12K Gf Multi Gemstone Scarab Bracelet NrVintage Burt Cassell 12K Gf Multi Gemstone Scarab Bracelet Nr $1.29
Vintage Handsome Scarab Egyptian Revival Celluloid Bracelet Brl1Vintage Handsome Scarab Egyptian Revival Celluloid Bracelet Brl1 $8.09 Lovely 14k Gf Vintage Jewelry Scarab Bracelet 5 Stones Egyptian Luck RebirthLovely 14k Gf Vintage Jewelry Scarab Bracelet 5 Stones Egyptian Luck Rebirth $24.99
Vintage Egyptian Scarab Pendant Necklace Sterling Silver 925Vintage Egyptian Scarab Pendant Necklace Sterling Silver 925 $19.99 Scarab Ors May Vary Slow Motion Camera Angular Legs 477-2248Scarab Ors May Vary Slow Motion Camera Angular Legs 477-2248 $13.86
Kydex Belt *Sheath Only* for Microtech Scarab IwbKydex Belt *Sheath Only* for Microtech Scarab Iwb $34.00 Old Tin Chocolate Mold Beetle ScarabOld Tin Chocolate Mold Beetle Scarab $12.00
The Invaders #25 (Feb 1978, Marvel) Vf-, Scarlet ScarabThe Invaders #25 (Feb 1978, Marvel) Vf-, Scarlet Scarab $1.99 Large Art Deco Egyptian Antique Silver Butterfly Scarab Designed Brooch PinLarge Art Deco Egyptian Antique Silver Butterfly Scarab Designed Brooch Pin $24.99
Monogram Scarab Plastic Model KitMonogram Scarab Plastic Model Kit $10.49 Egyptian Beaded Queen Necklace Gold Plated Scarab Black Muticolor 26"Egyptian Beaded Queen Necklace Gold Plated Scarab Black Muticolor 26" $17.99
14K Yellow Gold Solid Gold Blue Jade Scarab Etched Post Stud Earrings A214K Yellow Gold Solid Gold Blue Jade Scarab Etched Post Stud Earrings A2 $74.99 The Mummy, Cursed Imhotep with Spinning Scarab Action Figure, New Unused Sealed
00004000The Mummy, Cursed Imhotep with Spinning Scarab Action Figure, New Unused Sealed 00004000 $6.99
The Scarab Murder Case (S.S. Van Dine - 1935) (Id:01571)The Scarab Murder Case (S.S. Van Dine - 1935) (Id:01571) $14.15 Harley Flst Heritage Softail 2006Scarab Air Cleaner Cover Chrome by KuryakynHarley Flst Heritage Softail 2006Scarab Air Cleaner Cover Chrome by Kuryakyn $63.17
Beautiful Vintage Egyptian Scarab Carved Sterling Silver Beetle Ring, 6Beautiful Vintage Egyptian Scarab Carved Sterling Silver Beetle Ring, 6 $29.99 Vintage Gold filled Scarab Leaf PinVintage Gold filled Scarab Leaf Pin $22.00
Vintage Multi Color Carved Scarab Beetle Link Bracelet Gold Tone 7"Vintage Multi Color Carved Scarab Beetle Link Bracelet Gold Tone 7" $6.99 Scarab Beetle Spoon Demitasse Spoon LotScarab Beetle Spoon Demitasse Spoon Lot $20.00
Beautiful Sterling Silver Marcasite & Gemstone Onyx, Lapis, Etc. Scarab BraceletBeautiful Sterling Silver Marcasite & Gemstone Onyx, Lapis, Etc. Scarab Bracelet $64.95 Vtg 12K Gold Filled Scarab Beetle Bracelet Egyptian Revival Double Chain StoneVtg 12K Gold Filled Scarab Beetle Bracelet Egyptian Revival Double Chain Stone $74.99
Egyptian Bastet Cat 12" Bronze Figurine Scarab Horus Hieroglyphs VeroneseEgyptian Bastet Cat 12" Bronze Figurine Scarab Horus Hieroglyphs Veronese $66.30 Was: $78.00 Lucky Brand Gold-Tone Scarab Beetle Open Cuff BraceletLucky Brand Gold-Tone Scarab Beetle Open Cuff Bracelet $21.61 Was: $23.75
Vintage Filigree Scarab Beetle Pendant Runway Necklace Jewelry (xx174)Vintage Filigree Scarab Beetle Pendant Runway Necklace Jewelry (xx174) $23.99 Nos Warner Scarab 145 Valve Cover Spring, Pn 7593Nos Warner Scarab 145 Valve Cover Spring, Pn 7593 $8.00
The Mummy Cursed Imhotep Action Figure 1998 Toy Island Scarab ActionThe Mummy Cursed Imhotep Action Figure 1998 Toy Island Scarab Action $12.95 Wre W. E. Richards Costume Jewelry Scarab Earrings 12K gold filled Art Deco V20Wre W. E. Richards Costume Jewelry Scarab Earrings 12K gold filled Art Deco V20 $5.00
$2.00 Comic Sale Scarab 1 Nov 1993 Nm Golden Age John Smith Glenn Fabry Scot Eat$2.00 Comic Sale Scarab 1 Nov 1993 Nm Golden Age John Smith Glenn Fabry Scot Eat $2.00 Brass necklace, scarab shapeBrass necklace, scarab shape $9.95
2 Seadoo Oil Filter Cover Oring Kits ring wear manual jet All 4Tec Rotax Scarab2 Seadoo Oil Filter Cover Oring Kits ring wear manual jet All 4Tec Rotax Scarab $22.99 1x Slightly Played Grave-Shell Scarab - Foil Mtg Ravnica -ChannelFireball-1x Slightly Played Grave-Shell Scarab - Foil Mtg Ravnica -ChannelFireball- $1.79
Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt (Thea Stilton #11): A Geronimo Stilton AdvThea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt (Thea Stilton #11): A Geronimo Stilton Adv $11.83 Sacred Scarabs - Blotter Art Psychedelic Perforated Acid Free Art Tabs PageSacred Scarabs - Blotter Art Psychedelic Perforated Acid Free Art Tabs Page $14.95
Gold Plated Egyptian Revival Scarab Beetle Vintage Adjustable Ring*Size 7-+*152DGold Plated Egyptian Revival Scarab Beetle Vintage Adjustable Ring*Size 7-+*152D $24.95 Mtg 4x Near Mint, English Black Scarab Ice Age MagicMtg 4x Near Mint, English Black Scarab Ice Age Magic $1.96
Vintage Glass Cabochons Blue Scarabs Hieroglyphics Egypti
00002980
an Revival Japan 10x8mmVintage Glass Cabochons Blue Scarabs Hieroglyphics Egypti 00002980 an Revival Japan 10x8mm $3.70 Scarab Soapstone PaperweightScarab Soapstone Paperweight $33.99 Was: $39.99
True Utility Tu204 Scarab Compact Multi Tool with Pliers, Screwdrivers Knife EdcTrue Utility Tu204 Scarab Compact Multi Tool with Pliers, Screwdrivers Knife Edc $11.99 Pharaoh, Anubis, Ankh, Scarab, Horus Bird Cuban Chain 7 Egyptian Necklace SetPharaoh, Anubis, Ankh, Scarab, Horus Bird Cuban Chain 7 Egyptian Necklace Set $90.59
Egyptian Decor Goddess Winged Isis with Scarab Hand Mirror #1478Egyptian Decor Goddess Winged Isis with Scarab Hand Mirror #1478 $16.95 Egyptian Camel Bone Scarab Bracelet Hand Carved Very UniqueEgyptian Camel Bone Scarab Bracelet Hand Carved Very Unique $13.99
Nos Warner Scarab Rocker Arm Washer, Pn 7350Nos Warner Scarab Rocker Arm Washer, Pn 7350 $3.50 The Last Scarab - article - Chevy High PerformanceThe Last Scarab - article - Chevy High Performance $6.95
Large Gold Tone Metal Hinged Genuine Lapis & Carnelian Scarab Pendant!Large Gold Tone Metal Hinged Genuine Lapis & Carnelian Scarab Pendant! $24.95 Handmade Pharaoh'S Cleopatra Necklace With 7 Scarabs -UnisexHandmade Pharaoh'S Cleopatra Necklace With 7 Scarabs -Unisex $13.99
Vintage-Mod Ring Lot Ladies Rings 12 Heart Scarab Signed 14K Ge Espo DacVintage-Mod Ring Lot Ladies Rings 12 Heart Scarab Signed 14K Ge Espo Dac $15.50 Chessex Manufacturing 27415 Jade Scarab With Gold Numbering Dice Set Of 7. HugeChessex Manufacturing 27415 Jade Scarab With Gold Numbering Dice Set Of 7. Huge $36.43
Mtg 4x Near Mint, English Scarab of the Unseen Alliances MagicMtg 4x Near Mint, English Scarab of the Unseen Alliances Magic $1.92 Vtg 12K Gold Filled Scarab Beetle Bracelet Egyptian Revival Carved Blood StoneVtg 12K Gold Filled Scarab Beetle Bracelet Egyptian Revival Carved Blood Stone $74.99
Handsome Shiny Layer Openwork Etched Beige & Pink Scarab Goldtn Cuff BraceletHandsome Shiny Layer Openwork Etched Beige & Pink Scarab Goldtn Cuff Bracelet $12.50 Vtg 12K Gold Filled Scarab Beetle Bracelet Egyptian Revival Stone Carved GemVtg 12K Gold Filled Scarab Beetle Bracelet Egyptian Revival Stone Carved Gem $74.99
Vintage Gold Tone Ribbon Scarab BroochVintage Gold Tone Ribbon Scarab Brooch $6.99 Warner Scarab 145 Crankcase Bolt, Pn 7033Warner Scarab 145 Crankcase Bolt, Pn 7033 $12.25
Estate Egyptian Pin Nice Scarab HallmarkedEstate Egyptian Pin Nice Scarab Hallmarked $5.00 Big Vintage 1980s 90s Egyptian Revival Scarab Design Sterling Silver Ring Sz 11Big Vintage 1980s 90s Egyptian Revival Scarab Design Sterling Silver Ring Sz 11 $99.99 Was: $199.99
The Scarab Path - Adrian Tchaikovsky (Paperback) NewThe Scarab Path - Adrian Tchaikovsky (Paperback) New $15.31 Ancient Egyptian Scarab Mummy Head Skull Sculpture Halloween Horror DecorativeAncient Egyptian Scarab Mummy Head Skull Sculpture Halloween Horror Decorative $24.99
Lego Scarab Attack Set 7305 - 2011 New In BoxLego Scarab Attack Set 7305 - 2011 New In Box $11.75 Speedway Swingarm Pivot Rod minibike scorpion shrike scarab sharkSpeedway Swingarm Pivot Rod minibike scorpion shrike scarab shark $20.00
Gold Filled Carved Multi Stone Scarab 7.5 Inch Bracelet Lot 255Gold Filled Carved Multi Stone Scarab 7.5 Inch Bracelet Lot 255 $10.00 Egyptian Trinket Box Scarab Jewelry Box Black Gold ColorEgyptian Trinket Box Scarab Jewelry Box Black Gold Color $21.99
Click to see more Scarab items at ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 02/23/17 8:20pm.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay