ANCIENT AMULETS OF THE MIDDLE EAST




Ancient Assyrians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Arabs, and Hebrews placed great importance in amulets:

  • Frog—protected fertility
  • Ankh—everlasting life
  • Udjat—health
  • Scarab—resurrection after death

Some of the Egyptian amulets are massive—a stone beetle at Karnak measures five feet long by three feet wide and weighs more than two tons.


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