|Dimensions (mm)||11 x 11 x 11mm|
|Weight (carats)||168 carats|
LAPIS LAZULI BEAD
24 ROUND BEAD HOLE DRILLED
SIZE 11 MM
The best lapis lazuli is found in limestone in the Kokcha River valley of Badakhshan province in northeastern Afghanistan , and these deposits in the mines of Sar-e-Sang have been worked for more than 6,000 years.[ 7] Afghanistan was the source of lapis for the ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations, as well as the later Greek and Roman; during the height of the Indus valley civilization about 2000 B.C. , the Harappan colony now known as Shortugai was established near the lapis mines.
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