The crown containing the Koh-i-Noor diamond
was (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1919541.stm) last seen during Queen Elizabeth's funeral , but it could soon make a reappearance on Camilla Parker Bowles' and Kate Middleton's coronations.
The Koh-i-Noor diamond
is one of the largest diamonds in the world, but what does Koh-i-Noor mean?
The story of the Koh-i-Noor diamond
is a 750-year bloodstained history of murder, megalomania and treachery.
During its dark days of colonisation by the British, India's renowned wealth was pillaged by the East India Company, including the famed Koh-i-Noor diamond
, that is now part of the British crown jewels.
| LONDON, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Following his visit to the site of the Amritsar massacre in India, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected suggestions that Britain should now return the Koh-i-Noor diamond
as a further mark of atonement for its imperial past.
It is displaying about 80 historical artifacts, including battlefield weapons, earliest-known paintings and photographs of the temple, Sikh warrior outfit, jewelry worn by Rani Jindan (mother of last Sikh king of Lahore Maharaja Duleep Singh), original handwritten receipt for the transfer of the world's largest Koh-I-Noor Diamond
to the British Empire, Perspex model of the temple as it once stood, various historical items from Sikh history, and film footage and is organizing symposiums on related topics.
The fabulous diamond, known as the Koh-i-Noor diamond
("Mountain of Light') was acquired by the British equivalent of the Dutch East India Company, simply The East India Company (as it was the first one!).
Instead of being linked with Kaka, Ronaldo and the Koh-i-noor diamond
, we were the subject of the wrong sort of transfer speculation, having to fight off marauders from the renascent Spanish League for our carefullyassembled 'spine'.
Another legendary gem which forms part of Britain's Crown Jewels is the 105-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond
, from Andra Pradesh in India.
THE devastating fire at a Center Parcs village three days ago may be linked to the cursed Koh-i-Noor diamond
in the crown on the Queen Mother's coffin.
The priceless crown, which is usually on display behind armoured glass at the Tower of London, contains the infamous Koh-i-Noor diamond
, a stone with a long and bloody history.
In 1849, English officials in the Punjab seized the famed Lahore Treasury's most prized gem, the 186-carat Koh-i-noor diamond
, for the queen, in accordance with the treaty imposed on the teenage Maharajah Dhulip Singh and his regents by the British.