The scarab is the most popular good luck charm from ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians believed that the scarab was the earthly manifestation of the god Khepri and pushed the sun across the sky each day, only to disappear and magically re-appear the next morning. It became a powerful amulet for self-creation, transformation, and re-birth.
The Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor has a vast mix of decayed temples, pylons, chapels, and other buildings. In this temple complex is the Kheper Scarab sculpture. This statue has been popular since antiquity. Today, tourists are encouraged to make a circular walk around the statue to achieve good luck and success in their lives. It is said that walking around the statue three times brings good fortune.
Next time you visit Egypt, be sure to visit the Karnak Temple and walk around the Kheper Scarab!