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Ancient scarab amulets of faience, lapis lazuli and carnelian in modern gold settings

The Egyptians – Collectors

In the past people often bought Egyptian objects as souvenirs. They sometimes gave these to museums. This is how many objects arrived in museum collections world-wide. Nowadays we realise that objects should not be bought. They need to be excavated and studied properly. Sadly this does not always happen.

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