With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, curiosity about the Kohinoor has increased in India. People on social media have started demanding to return it to India. But Kohinoor is not the only precious gem that the Britishers took from India. Come let’s know what else the British took with them…
The Tipu Sultan’s Ring
Britain stole this ring from the body of Tipu Sultan, who was martyred in the war of 1799. It is believed to have been sold at an auction in the UK to an unknown buyer for 1.45 lakh British pounds (about Rs 134 crore today).
The Great Star of Africa Diamond
The world’s largest diamond weighing 530 carats, is estimated to be worth Rs 3,200 crore. The South African mine was founded in 1905. It is claimed to be a gift to Edward VII, but according to many historians, the British government stole or plundered it. The Great Star of Africa is embedded in the Queen’s scepter.
The 2218-Year-Old Rosetta Stone
Egyptian archaeologists and activists want Britain to return their Rosetta Stone which they took from Egypt. It is kept in the British Museum. It is said that it was also looted by the Britishers. It is believed to be from 196 BC i.e. about 2218 years old. It was taken over by Britain in the 18th century after winning a war with France.
The Elgin Marble
Who will become the heir to the crown
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the most interest in the world is being seen about her prized crown and the heir to the crowns. The Queen had an excellent collection of extremely expensive jewels, including some of the crowns and jewels on display in the Tower of London. At the same time, her personal collection also includes about 50 prized personal crowns.
The royal collection of jewelry is broadly divided into two parts. Among these are the ornaments, which the emperor keeps in his trust while in power. Second, the Queen’s personal jewelry, which she inherited from her family or bought herself. Theoretically, Elizabeth II could give her personal collection to anyone.
But Camilla Parker Bowles, the wife of King Charles III, is now the Queen Consort, so it may be her part. At the same time, Kate Middleton, the daughter-in-law of the royal family, can also get a private crown. As far as the crown adorned with the Kohinoor diamond is concerned, it is likely to be found only by the Queen Consort.
More than a million valuables
According to the New York Post, The Royal Collection contains many artifacts from the British royal family and the most prized jewels of the Queen. There are more than one million items in this collection.
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