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Le lapis-lazuli, commerce, symbolique et utilisation du deuxième millénaire avant J.-C au début du XVIe siècle

Abstract : The semi-precious stone lapis-lazuli is part of the wonder of the underground world. For more than 9000 years, men have been devoted to this bluish gem. They have used it in various ways. Their lure for the azure stone spread all over Antiquity and Middle Ages. Our study aims to analyse, compare and develop the importance of this stone in the different civilizations of our History. Both the ancient civilizations (such as the first Mesopotamiancities, the Hittites, Elamites, Sumerians, Parthians, Egyptians, Nubians, Greeks, Romans, Persians, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Chinese and Indians) as well as the kingdoms, caliphates and empires of the Middle Ages have used and worship this stone. They made of this geological jewel the most precious goods: a stone carrying within it the most sacred values, a rock representative of their gods, a celestial jewel linking ordinary mortals to their creators.
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Léo Abgrall. Le lapis-lazuli, commerce, symbolique et utilisation du deuxième millénaire avant J.-C au début du XVIe siècle. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2020. ⟨dumas-03279257⟩

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