After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch of the British Empire, and King Charles being officially proclaim the new King of the UK, netizens on social media have demand that Britain give back the Kohinoor diamond to India.
Many people believe the precious diamond, which is now mount on the crown of the Queen, should be rightfully back in India.
But the one thing that’s getting highlight is how the UK has a lot many things in possession that were either taken away or looted from other countries during their colonial reign.
Great Star of Africa Diamond
With many prize possessions of the Queen, the ‘Great Star of Africa’ diamond clearly stands out.
It is the world’s largest diamond and weighs around 530 carats.
Estimate to be worth around USD 400 million, the Great Star of Africa was mine in South Africa in 1905.
According to many historians from Africa, this jewel was mine in 1905 and was present to Edward VII and they claim that the diamond was rather stolen or looted by the British government during their reign as colonists.
The Great Star of Africa is currently in the Queen’s sceptre.
Tipu Sultan’s Ring
Tipu Sultan’s ring was allegedly taken by the Britishers from his dead body in 1799 after he lost the battle against them during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798-1799).
This battle was fought between the kingdom of Mysore and the British East India Company.
The jewelled ring is inscribe with the name of the Hindu deity Ram in raise Devanagari script and was sold for €145,000 (approx. Rs 1.42 crore) by Christie’s auction house in 2014.
According to the auction house, the ring weighing 41.2 gm was sold to an undisclose bidder for almost 10 times more than its estimate price at an earlier auction in central London.
The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of the architect and sculptor Phidias and his assistants.
It is believe that Lord Elgin allegedly remove the marbles from the Parthenon’s decaying walls in Greece and transport them to London in 1803.
As per reports, Greece has asking for its priceless possession since 1925, but the marbles have remain in the British Museum.
The Rosetta Stone is kept at the British Museum for display.
According to many archaeologists, the Rosetta Stone was “stolen” by Britishers after they won the battle against France in the 1800s.