belonged to Babur, the Moghul emperor of India, but he had obtained it from Persia, as part of the spoils of war booty.
brings with him that famous diamond of the East called, in the fondness of Asiatic hyperbole, the Koh-i-noor
, or Mountain of Light, which, after symbolizing the revolutions of ten generations by its passage from one conqueror to another, comes now, in the third centenary of its discovery, as the forfeit of Oriental faithlessness and the prize of Saxon valour, to the distant shores of England.
You'll find the Koh-I-Noor
next door to the previously-reviewed Black Sparrow (now one of my favourite watering holes) but, even if you're reading this online in Timbuktu, I bet you probably know exactly where it's located.
Peter's Square in Rome was taken from Egypt by the Roman Emperor Caligula; Persia's ruler Nadir Shah seized the Peacock Throne as well as the Koh-i-Noor
and Darya-i-Noor diamonds when he captured Delhi in 1739; French Emperor Napoleon was notorious for looting art from the lands he conquered and taking theme back to France; the Nazis looted on an equally monumental scale.
In March 1849 the young Duleep Singh was deposed and relieved of the Koh-I-Noor
diamond which, in a painting by August Schoefft, Ranjit Singh is seen wearing.
rotring, based in Hamburg, Germany, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of writing instruments, drawing instruments and art materials sold under the rotring, Koh-I-Noor
, Grumbacher and Accent brand names in over 140 countries.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) organised a flag hoisting event at Koh-i-Noor
A five-kg cane of Koh-i-Noor
ghee sold for 342 afs, one kg of African black tea for 190 afs and a similar amount of Indonesian tea for 160 afs.
Mr Cameron rebuffed Indian demands for the return of the Koh-i-Noor
London, June 3 (ANI): The British High Commission has summarily rejected India's demand for the return of the fabled Koh-i-Noor
diamond, which they had seized during the British Raj, by ludicrously claiming that the diamond was acquired "legitimately" and that its return is "non-negotiable".
It is estimated to be capable of producing a 150 carat polished stone, dwarfing the Koh-i-Noor
diamond which is part of the Crown Jewels.
Queen Elizabeth II once misplaced the Koh-i-noor
Diamond, the second largest diamond in the world.