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need help with scarab glyphs

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:15 pm    Post subject: need help with scarab glyphs Reply with quote

[img] http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/2monkeyzantiques/media/Mobile%20Uploads/_3-3_zps88c10637.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Any ideas? The scarab is 3 inches long. Real?[/img]
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: need help with scarab glyphs Reply with quote

2monkeyzantiques wrote:
[img] http://s1037.photobucket.com/user/2monkeyzantiques/media/Mobile%20Uploads/_3-3_zps88c10637.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Any ideas? The scarab is 3 inches long. Real?[/img]


Not real: as I noted on the Evidence from Amarna thread:

What you have is a tourist souvenir, so the glyphs are unintelligible overall. Some attempt has been made to create the term, "Amun" (a common enough term for souvenir sellers) on the top row, but the other glyphs don't form a coherent statement, which a real antiquity would.

This type is a usual form of tourist souvenirs you can find in any suq or hawked by any seller at ancient monuments in Egypt. They are modern, poorly done, and should never considered real antiquities.

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