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      List of British Empire Has Stolen things From All Over The World

      Here are some of the priceless items taken/stolen by the Britishers during their conquests around the world.

      The Wine Cup Of Shah Jahan

      The wine cups used by Shah Jahan himself gone into the hands of Colonel Charles Seton Guthrie in the early 19th century.

      In 1962 Victoria and Albert Museum, London got hold of them. 

      The Ring Of Tipu Sultan

      Tipu Sultan lost the battle to the British in 1799.

      The soldiers of the colonizers stole Tipu Sultan’s sword and his ring from his dead body.

      While the sword returned to India,

      Credit goes to an expensive purchase by Vijay Mallya.

      The ring was auction by the British for £145,000 in 2014. 

      Rosetta Stone

      Rosetta Stone is made of Granodiorite.

      The Rosetta Stone stone has writing inscribed on it in 3 different Egyptian languages and dates back to 196 BC.

      Rosetta Stone was acquire from Egypt by Napolean Bonaparte.

      After Napolean Bonaparte Britishers acquired when they defeated the Frenchman’s army during the early 1800s. 

      Seeds Of Hevea Brasiliensis

      Henry Wickham a British explorer stole around 70,000 seeds of Hevea Brasiliensis to help his state establish rubber plantations in South East Asia.

      This single-handedly ended the Amazon Rubber Boom the great economic time in Brazil’s history.

      Benin Bronzes

      Nigeria proudly boasted bronze sculptures dating back to the 13th century.

      During the Benin Expedition of 1987, the Britishers stole most of them.

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      More than 200 of these sculptures found a house in the British Museum.

      Ethiopian Manuscripts

      Britishers took many valuable things, including scriptures which people of Ethiopia have been fighting for after the battle of Maqdala in 1868.

      Elgin Marbles

      In 1803 Marbles on the walls of the deteriorating Parthenon taken by Lord Elgin to London.

      Elgin said that he had had the permission to take the marbles but couldn’t justify his claim with any document.

      Greece rightfully asking for its prized possession since 1925 but Elgin Marbles are in the British Museum as the monarch is not necessarily interest in returning them.

      Koh-i-Noor

      Last but not the least Koh-i-Noor.

      Koh-i-Noor means ‘the mountain of light‘ and the famous Mughal Peacock Throne after being in Allauddin Khalji’s watch for years.

      Koh-i-Noor was given to Queen Victoria in 1849 after the British came to India. 

      The Koh-i-Noor passed on to the women in the royal family because there is a superstition that it acts as a jinx for men.

      Koh-i-Noor is kept in the Jewel House in Tower of London and has been a bone of contention for years. 

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