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(ˌkəʊɪˈnʊə) ,




(Jewellery) a very large oval Indian diamond, part of the British crown jewels since 1849, weighing 108.8 carats
[C19: from Persian Kōh-i-nūr, literally: mountain of light, from kōh mountain + Arabic nūr light]
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This is with reference to the report "Pakistani petition seeks return of Koh-i-Noor diamond from Britain" (Dec.
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.
The flap over the Greek marbles recalls an ongoing dispute between Britain and its greatest colonial possession, India, over the legendary Koh-I-Noor diamond.
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
This week India asked for the Koh-i-noor diamond back.
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'.
Queen Elizabeth II once misplaced the Koh-i-noor Diamond, the second largest diamond in the world.
Another legendary gem which forms part of Britain's Crown Jewels is the 105-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, from Andra Pradesh in India.