Tiny ancient amulets of deities, skulls, scarabs, phalluses unearthed in Pompeii

These amulets were probably collected and used by a woman, either as a type of jewelry or to protect her from bad luck. Archaeologists are now studying their likely symbolism to “understand their meaning and function,” Massimo Osanna, the general director at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, said in a statement.