In ancient Egypt, Scarabs were popular amulets. According to ancient Egyptian myths, the sun rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls. Because dung beetles roll dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying eggs, the scarab was seen as an earthly symbol of this cycle.
Scarabs were used over a period of approximately 3,000 years for various purposes. For example, their flat bottoms made them excellent paperweights. They were even appropriated by other religions to represent their deities.
These Egyptian Scarabs would make an excellent gift for a history buff!