Ancient Egyptian jewelry and its connection towards ancient Afghanistan.

In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for royal amulets and ornaments.

Lapis lazuli has been mined in what is today Afghanistan and exported to the rest of the world since the Neolithic age.
Badakhsan was not only the source of lapis for the ancient Egyptians, but also for the Mesopotamian civilizations, as well as the later Greeks and Romans.
Greek or Roman ring stone:
Ancient Egyptian plaque with an Eye of Horus
Depiction of the ancient Egyptian deity Ptah
Afghan man in a Lapiz Lazuli mine
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