Ancient Egypt, Part II

One thing that didn't strike me as too important until this morning was that Ancient Egypt traded with Badakshan as far back as 4000 BC, which is now northeastern Afghanistan, where they traded for Lapis lazuli, vegetable oil, and cosmetics.  I wonder-- because the Enneagram symbol came from what is now Afghanistan (as far as we know, millennia later though), and the way of understanding the symbol came from Egypt-- if any connections were made during that time with their scribes and spiritual teachers.

Click on the image to enlarge.  Egypt is on left, Badakshan is where that triangle is in the upper right.  Image courtesy of