An Egyptian scarab and five clay tablets with carvings of naked women depicting ancient fertility goddesses have been found in Rehob, a 3,500-year-old Israeli city. The artefacts are thought to have been used at home, as part of popular domestic domestic religious practice, mainly related to fertility of women. The ancient scarab, made of a mineral called steatite, contains a hieroglyphic inscription saying that it was created for a deceased man named'Amenemhat'. According to the translation, the mystery man Amenemhat was the'scribe of the house of the overseer of'sealed items'. These materials referred to in the title represent various products and raw materials dealt with by the administration, they wrote.
Archaeologists reveal mummified cats and scarab beetles found in recently discovered tombs near Cairo. Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a collection of mummified cats and scarab beetles in a series of ancient tombs. The finds, dating back more than 4,000 years, were made at Saqqara, south of Cairo. The vast burial ground served the city of Memphis - ancient Egypt's capital for 2,000 years. Ancient Egyptians believed cats, and other animals, held a special position in the afterlife.