Faint scurrying sounds occasionally drift from this ancient red clay pot.
c.1700 B.C. Worshipers of Resheph surreptitiously placed these vessels among goods shipments to enemies. When activated, the vessels produced hordes of various plagues to overwhelm and terrorize enemies. The writing on this particular specimen translates as "sacred rat jar."
Where to Find It
In the Field: Before entering the Egyptian main room, go to the end of the hallway and use the meter to track down the vase, which will be in a display case.
At the Firehouse: Second floor, main room, on a steel wheeled table
- Resheph is an Egyptian warrior god. It is usually depicted wearing a crown of gazelle horns and carrying a shield, spear, and a club.