"Scarab - Holy bug" Top 5 Page for this destination Karnak Temple Tip by Jeca011

Karnak Temple, Luxor: 180 reviews and 338 photos

by Jeca011

The ancient Egyptians observed Scarab beetles rolling their balls of dung in which they lay their eggs, and burying them underground. They thought the sun was rolled around the sky in the same way, and like the ball of dung, the sun descended down into the under world each night. As the ball of dung gave birth to another generation of beetles so the sun was reborn each morning bringing warmth and life to the earth. The Egyptians called Scarab beetles Khepera. Many of the kings themselves took the name of Kheper as part of their own name.

You can see tourist go around this scarab - local tourist guides tell us that if you go around 3 times you will get married and if you go 7 times all your wish will come true. So we tryed. Result - I didn't married till now. Maybe this bug don't work on me :)

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  • Written Jun 13, 2004
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