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Ancient Assyrians, Egyptians, Babylonians, Arabs, and Hebrews placed great importance in amulets:
Some of the Egyptian amulets are massive—a stone beetle at Karnak measures five feet long by three feet wide and weighs more than two tons.
An amulet is a personal ornament which, because of its shape, material, or colour, is believed to endow its wearer with certain powers and offer protection. The Ancient Egyptians often used amulets to protect
themselves against disease. At far left is the girdle or knot of Isis
(Thet/Tyet). The goddess Isis protected the dead with a Carnelian stone
amulet named Thet, or Tyet. After being soaked in Ankhami flower water
and placed on the body of the deceased, Isis would grant the person
protection from harm while moving through the afterlife. At bottom right
is the backbone (Djed), associated with the gods Ptah and Osiris. The
Djed pillar was a common amulet believed to represent stability and
durability and was used to protect the dead in the afterlife.