Archaeologists have discovered a unique artifact - a pendant ornament in the form of a scarab beetle, made almost two thousand years ago during the Sarmatian era, on the construction of the route H – 31 in the Poltava region. The press service of Ukravtodor reported this on Facebook.
"The pendant ornament in the form of a scarab beetle was found by the staff of the Rescue Archaeological Service research center during archaeological research near the village of Pidgora in Poltava region," the statement said.
The pendant is made of dark blue Egyptian faience and was part of the beads with glass veins. It is noted that the artifact lay in the ground for almost 2000 years. This is the first such find of the Sarmatian Era.
The scarab symbolized the sun god Khepri in the religion of ancient Egypt. Amulets in the form of scarabs were not only worn during life, they were placed in the grave to accompany a person in the afterlife, which symbolized the rebirth of life. They most often occur in children's and women's burials.
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