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At Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton used the notion of metamorphosis — as in the life cycle of scarab beetles and butterflies that begin as one thing and end up as something quite different — as a way of exploring hybrid dressing.
Consider the dung-roller scarabs, revered by the Ancient Egyptians and the subjects of many a film documentary.
If that’s the case, this young royal was likely laid to rest wearing a scarab that bore the title of the city’s ruler.
Though a few locals periodically offer tourists – and reporters – scarabs for sale, there’s been no evidence of widespread looting around Qurna for years.
Almost every act that followed was equally entertaining, from the couple performing together in an aerial act to the contortionist spiders to the scarabs on the trapeze.
The dining room is painted a moodier indigo, with a contrasting tile featuring scarabs in four different blues.
Sofia Boutella brings a gorgeous intensity to her role, and there’s none of the scarab-chewing grossness of Arnold Vosloo’s mummy in 1999, or the looming menace of Karloff, or the grodily flaking flesh of Christopher Lee in 1959.
The mummy creates scary chaos by controlling sand, wind and swarming scarabs.
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Origin and Etymology of scarab
First Known Use: 1579See Words from the same year
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Definition of scarab for English Language Learners
: a large beetle with a black shell
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