Kohinoor Controversy: With the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II making headlines, a new trend has become quite popular on Twitter which is. #kohinoor” Kohinoor diamond. Netizens on Twitter have demanded the UK to return the Kohinoor diamond to India. Many people believe that the precious diamond, which is in the crown of the Queen, should now be returned to India. Amidst the controversies, there is one thing that the people of the world want to know about how Britain got away with not only the Kohinoor but also many valuables.All these valuables were either taken away from other countries during their colonial rule gone or robbed.
Know what the British took with Kohinoor
One of the many prized possessions of the Queen of Bnitten, the ‘Priceless Kohinoor of Africa’ diamond is clearly visible in the crown. It is the largest diamond in the world and weighs about 530 carats. Estimated to be worth around US$400 million at the time, this prized African diamond was mined in South Africa in 1905 and presented to Edward VII. Historians claim that this priceless diamond was stolen or plundered by the British government during his reign. This priceless diamond of Africa is currently in the queen’s scepter.
tipu sultan ring
Tipu Sultan’s ring was reportedly removed from his body after he lost a battle against the British in 1799. According to several media reports, the ring was sold at an auction in the UK to an unknown bidder for around £145,000.
Amid demands to bring the Kohinoor back to India, Egyptian activists and archaeologists also want to bring the Rosetta Stone back to its homeland, Egypt. The Rosetta Stone is currently on display at the British Museum. According to several local newspapers, archaeologists claim they can prove that the Rosetta Stone was “stolen” by Britain. The Rosetta Stone dates back to 196 BC and according to historians, this famous stone was acquired by Britain after winning a battle against France in the 1800s.
According to several media reports and archives in history, in 1803, Lord Elgin allegedly removed stones from the walls of the Parthenon in Greece and moved them to London. This is the reason why those precious stones are called Elgin Marbles. Since 1925, Greece has been asking for its priceless stone, but the marbles remain in the British Museum.