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Scarab Links Egyptian Pharaoh to Copper Mine in Jordan

Scholars from the University of San Diego discovered an Egyptian scarab bearing the name of the Egyptian pharaoh Sheshonq I on the surface of the ground at Khirbat Hamra Ifdan, an ancient copper factory in southern Jordan’s Faynan district. “Most of the time, they were amulets, sometimes jewelry, and periodically, they were inscribed for use as personal or administrative seals. We think this is the case with the Sheshonq I scarab we found,”

read more Scarab Links Egyptian Pharaoh to Copper Mine in Jordan – Archaeology Magazine.

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This entry was posted on September 20, 2014 by in Archaeology.

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