Magical wand. Egypt
Magical wand of ivory of hippopotamus tusk with images depicting deities and protective spirits to ward off evil spirits. To provide magical protection for mother and child. 1750 BC. 12th Dynasty. Middle Kingdom. From Thebes. British Museum. London. United Kingdom.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
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Flower chafer (scarab beetle), Dicronorrhina micans
Flower chafer (scarab beetle), Dicronorrhina micans. . Handcolored copperplate engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodder's The Naturalist's Miscellany 1812.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
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Goliathus goliathus, goliath beetle
The goliath beetle is a member of the family (Scarabaeidae; Cetoniinae). They are the largest species of beetle reaching lengths of up to 15cm and derive from Africa. Date:
© Mary Evans / Natural History Museum
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