Egypt’s history has often been written using grand narratives, royal monuments, and objects of the elite. However, small and unassuming artefacts, such as scarab amulets, can be used to illuminate and mirror the known and unknown periods of Egyptian history. By using the minute details of the miniature amulets, trade routes, workshops, and cultural influences can be reconstructed and used to create another dimension to the history of ancient Egypt. Evidence from scarab and seal amulet workshops from the Second Intermediate Period and early Eighteenth Dynasty will be analysed.


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