Valuable Things Taken Away By Britishers
WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar
The Koh-i-Noor, a 105.6 carat diamond weighing 21.6 grammes, belonged to the Mughal emperors' Peacock Throne.
Wine Cup of Shah Jahan
The Mughal Empire's Shah Jahan, who built Taj Mahal in tribute to his adored queen, is the owner of a white jade wine cup.
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The Ring of Tipu Sultan
The British defeated Mysore's monarch Tipu Sultan, commonly known as the Tiger of Mysore, in a fight in 1799, and the colonists took his sword and ring off his corpse.
A 114 cm tall by 72 cm wide basalt rock carved out of granodiorite by Ptolemy in 196 BC, has writing in three different Egyptian languages.
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Seeds of Hevea Brasiliensis
Henry Wickham, a a British explorer and plant-thief, stole 70,000 seeds from the rubber-bearing tree in the Santarém area of Brazil.
Kingdom of Benin, was a proud owner of the 13th-century Bronze Scriptures by artists of the Edo people, later stolen by Britishers.
The British accepted scriptures that were the main cause of the conflict after defeating Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II in the Battle of Magdala in 1869.
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Amaravati marbles are presently on display at the British Museum in London. A collection of 70 pieces depicting India's famed Amravati sculptures
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