From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We're not waving at that giant beetle. Isis and I are offering it our magic, because it's a special amulet to protect a mummy's heart. And this is not just any mummy. This mummy is Paser, the royal assistant to pharaohs Seti I and Ramses II! [Gold and amazonite amulet inscribed for the vizier Paser (ca. 1250BCE)] Public domain.