This gorgeous 10" by 6" engraved slate wall hanging features a stunning depiction of a scarab beetle and ankh symbol. We make these unique items here in maryland! the ankh symbol—sometimes referred to as the key of life or the key of the nile—is representative of eternal life in ancient egypt. Created by africans long ago, the ankh is said to be the first or original cross. The egyptians saw the egyptian scarab (scarabaeus sacer) as a symbol of renewal and rebirth.