A close up of two Egyptian scarabs, round with markings

Saturday, October 15, 2022 | FREE 

The beetle, or scarab, was the most popular magical amulet worn by ancient Egyptians as a charm of protection. Mummies were often buried with large scarabs placed on their chests to protect their hearts in the afterlife. Sculpt your own version of these ancient amulets with inspiration from the mysterious scarabs in our collection. 

Sponsor(s): Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP), University of Utah, Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation