The Golden Scarab Beetle is a magical object featured in the film Aladdin.
The scarab is made into two halves. When they are put together, they light up and fly to the location of the Cave of Wonders. Before it reaches the cave the scarab splits apart and buries itself in the sand. The two halves help to form the cave's eyes. After the cave disappears, the scarab rolls down the hill, and Iago picks of the two halves and hands them back to Jafar.
Somehow, Jafar was somehow able to obtain one of the two halves of the scarab. Jafar hired the thief Gazeem to acquire the other half for him. Gazeem had to slit a few throats for it.