|Lazurite from Sar-e Sang|
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Lapis lazuli mines
Sar-i Sang lapis lazuli mine, probably dating from proto-historic times. It consists of one old disused shaft and two new shafts. This was the main source of lapis lazuli in the ancient world, with lapis from here occurring in such famous archaeological discoveries as the Royal Treasure of Ur and the Tomb of Tutankhamun.
- Warwick Ball, 2008, 'The Monuments of Afghanistan: History, Archaeology and Architecture': 261, I.B. TAURIS, London, ISBN 978-1-85043-436-8.
- Warwick Ball, 1982, 'Archaeological Gazetteer of Afghanistan': Volume I: 1001. SAR-I SANG, Editions Recherche sur les civilisations, Paris, ISBN 2-86538-040-8
- Lapis lazuli mines at Sar-e Sang, Afghanistan at Mindat.org
- Sarah Stone, 'LAPIS LAZULI in pursuit of a celestial stone', EAST and WEST PUBLISHING LTD, London, 2010, ISBN 978-1-907318-03-0
- Satellite map at Maplandia.com
- Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan by Peter Bancroft, Sar-e-Sang Mine, Jurm, Afghanistan
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