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  scarab beetle - Encyclopedia.com
scarab beetle or scarab, name for members of a large family of heavy-bodied, oval beetles (the Scarabaeidae), with about 30,000 species distributed throughout most of the world and over 1,200 in North America.
The largest scarab beetles in North America are the plant-eating Hercules beetles and their close relatives, the rhinoceros beetles and elephant beetles.
Scarab beetles are classified in the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Coleoptera, family Scarabaeidae.
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 Insecta Inspecta World - Scarab Beetles
The Egyptians immortalized the scarab beetle as sacred.
Scarab beetle amulets portrayed the beetle's persistence in rolling a dung ball and the reemergence of the beetle from its hole in the ground.
A scarab beetle amulet was found in the Ulu Burun shipwreck confirming one of the trade paths of this ancient vessel included ancient Egypt.
www.insecta-inspecta.com /beetles/scarab/index.html   (797 words)

  
 scarab beetle. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
or scarab, name for members of a large family of heavy-bodied, oval beetles (the Scarabaeidae), with about 30,000 species distributed throughout most of the world and over 1,200 in North America.
Many scarab beetles are brightly colored and many are iridescent.
A large group of scarab beetles are scavengers, feeding on decaying vegetation or on the dung of grazing animals.
www.bartleby.com /65/sc/scarabbe.html   (509 words)

  
 Scarab Home Page
SCARAB continues to be the standard by which all of the others are measured in terms of efficiency, durability and simplicity of operation.
SCARAB machines can currently be found throughout the United States - as well as in China, Sweden, Israel, Mexico, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Egypt, New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Canada.
For 30 years, SCARAB Manufacturing and Leasing, Inc. has been producing the patented windrow composting machines designed to meet the ever increasing need for safe, efficient methods for reduction of the waste stream.
www.scarabmfg.com   (139 words)

  
 Tut Exhibit - King Tutankhamun Exhibit, Collection: Jewelry - Heart Scarab
It was larger than the scarabs worn as seals or as amulets by living people, and it was generally made of stone, as decreed by the Book of the Dead, which also ordained that it should be put in a gold setting.
Tutankhamun's heart scarab, which was suspended from his neck on a strap of gold wire, was placed near the navel.
As a rule, the main purpose of a heart scarab was to prevent the heart, which the ancient Egyptians regarded as the seat of intelligence, from giving evidence against the deceased owner in his judgment before Osiris.
www.touregypt.net /museum/scarabpage2.htm   (693 words)

  
 Scarab - Light Armoured Vehicles - Jane's Land Forces
The Scarab is one of the contenders competing to meet the Belgian Army Reconnaissance 2000 and the British Army Future Command and Liaison Vehicle (FCLV) requirements.
The crew of the Scarab depends on the mission, but is typically three who are seated at the front of the vehicle with the power pack at the rear.
Scarab has a high level of protection against mines and can use various armour packages to meet different operational requirements.
www.janes.com /defence/land_forces/supplement/lav/lav_scarab.shtml   (246 words)

  
 Beetles as Religious Symbols, Cultural Entomology Digest 2
The scarab is generally associated with old Egypt which indeed made this beetle their most important religious symbol; however, scarabs and other beetles have been worshiped in various ways from Prehistory.
A large (3-10cm) "heart scarab" (right) was suspended from the mummy's neck with a gold wire or chain, not only as a token of resurrection, but as an advocate to help the deceased to present his defense before the tribunal.
The scarab hieroglyph, in addition to kheper and neter, could also be read ta "earth" or "Ptah." In the Egyptian late period, Ptah was often represented as the older Khepri, wearing on his head the scarab who wrote his name.
www.insects.org /ced2/beetles_rel_sym.html   (4246 words)

  
 McClung Museum - Egyptian Scarabs
Among the kinds of scarabs are: ornamental scarabs, heart scarabs, winged scarabs, scarabs with the name of a king or queen, marriage scarabs, lion hunt scarabs, commemorative scarabs, scarabs with good wishes and mottos, scarabs with symbols of unknown meaning, and scarabs decorated with figures and animals.
Although scarabs are known from the earliest periods, it is in the 12th dynasty that their use as seals became common.
This heart scarab, possibly dating to the reign of Thutmose III (1490-1436 BC), was recovered from Tomb D120 at Abydos, during excavations under the direction of Sir W. Flinders Petrie.
mcclungmuseum.utk.edu /permex/egypt/egs-text.htm   (2403 words)

  
 scarab.tigris.org
Scarab uses java resource bundle technology and is shipped with the language localizations for de, en, es, fr, it, ja, ko, nl, pl, pt, ru and zh.
Scarab is built using Java Servlet technology for speed, scalability, maintainability, and ease of installation.
Scarab is fully customizable through a set of administrative pages.
scarab.tigris.org   (366 words)

  
 (Scarab Body Arts - Syracuse, NY) Home Page
Scarab And What It Means: The scarab beetle is found in the art and mythology of many cultures across the globe.
The early Egyptians thought that scarab beetles pushed the sun across the sky and carried the solar system on their backs.
It was because of these beliefs that the scarab beetle became synonymous with strength and power, and also became closely associated with their sun god.
www.scarabbodyarts.com   (331 words)

  
 The Scarab Club
Detroit's historic Scarab Club has been dedicated to serving the public and Michigan artists of all disciplines for 100 years.
The Scarab Club building, constructed in 1928, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a site of historical and architectural significance.
The Scarab Club is located at the northeast corner of John R and Farnsworth, just east of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
www.scarabclub.org   (363 words)

  
 Southern California Adventure Racing Buddies
SCARAB is a club for Southern California adventure racers of all levels to meet teammates, train together and exchange the latest tips, techniques and event schedules.
With over 2,800 members, SCARAB is the largest adventure racing club in the world, and the best resource for Southern Californians interested in adventure racing, from the sprint to expedition races.
(Wondering what a "Scarab" is? It's an ancient Egyptian gem or seal in the form of a scarab beetle, worn as a good luck charm!)
www.scarabs.homestead.com   (405 words)

  
 Web Site Design and Development - Graphics, Media and more. Scarab Media, Medford, Oregon
Clean out your garage or make extra money selling collectibles.
Scarab Media introduces you to our latest acquisition,
© 2007 Scarab Media, A division of Spliethof, Inc. All rights reserved
www.scarabmedia.com   (112 words)

  
 GrandPrix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Constructors > Scarab (Reventlow Automobiles Inc.)
He grew up with Cary Grant as his stepfather and no financial worries - his mother having inherited $40m in the late 1930s.
When Reventlow was 22 he set up Reventlow Automobiles Inc. and began building his own sportscars which were called Scarabs and raced with some success in the United States.
The team embarked on an ambitious Formula 1 program for the 1959 racing season but there were inevitable delays and the car - a front-engined machine - did not appear until 1960 by which point it was already obsolete.
www.grandprix.com /gpe/con-scara.html   (349 words)

  
 Wellcraft Fishing Boats: Coastal, Fisherman, Sportsman, Bay boat and Scarab models
Wellcraft Fishing Boats: Coastal, Fisherman, Sportsman, Bay boat and Scarab models
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Dealer resources Genmar Terms of Use Contact Us Copyright © 2007 Wellcraft, Inc. All rights reserved.
www.wellcraft.com   (35 words)

  
 Allakhazam.com: World of Warcraft: Item: Styleen\'s Impeding Scarab
Allakhazam.com: World of Warcraft: Item: Styleen\'s Impeding Scarab
Equip: Increases the block value of your shield by 24.
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