Scarab from Tell es-Sultan

Scarab from Tell es-Sultan/ancient Jericho (1850–1800 B.C.E.) bearing a hieroglyphic inscription with the Canaanite name of the ancient city of Jericho, Ruha.

In the second millennium B.C.E., Jericho became the stronghold of Canaanite rulers who were closely connected to the Egyptian pharaohs of the Second Intermediate period. This scarab from that period bears a hieroglyphic inscription with an Egyptian title connected to the Canaanite name of the city: Ruha.


An inscribed object in the shape of a beetle, popular in ancient Egypt. Scarabs often contained the owner's signet, in hieroglyphics, on the underside.

The period between the Middle Kingdom and the New Kingdom in ancient Egypt, dated to 1650–1550 B.C.E.

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