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the peacock throne. ToAAday, President Trump's endorsement of the Venezuela's rebel leader Juan Guaido in place of the incumbent president Nicolas Maduro has lost steam.
"There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over, if the US thinks that Tehran will just roll over, which appears to be the case, then they are exhibiting the same deluded ideas that they exhibited a day before the peacock Throne got plucked.
While the British unwittingly made amends for stealing the Peacock Throne - by calling the Taj the 'monument of love', thereby making it a global attraction for 8 million tourists a year today - historians see the Taj as a monument of ego and misery.
The main hall is where the Mughal Emperor held court, sitting on the fabled jewel-encrusted Peacock Throne, wearing a crown that was adorned by the Kohinoor, one of the most famous diamonds in the world (it is now on the crown of the Queen of Britain, and how it got there is another story).
And as many of us are aware, the gold and bejeweled peacock throne of the Mughal Era was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan but taken as a war trophy by Nader Khan, and thus lost forever.
The courtiers, in court costumes of the utmost magnificence, assemble before the arrival of the Shah and take their places in readiness, ranging themselves according to rank on each side of the hall, beginning at the peacock throne.
In 1739, the Kohinoor fell into the hands of the Persian invader Nadir Shah, whose loot from his conquest of Delhi (and decimation of its inhabitants) also included the priceless Peacock Throne. It was Nadir Shah, or so legend has it, who baptized the diamond the Kohinoor, or "Mountain of Light." Upon Nadir Shah's death in 1747, the diamond fell into the hands of one of his generals, Ahmad Shah Durrani, who became the Emir of Afghanistan.
Now, after months of nervous quietude, Assad puffs out his chest, unfurls his feathers and sings an incessant song promising his supporters unfathomable success, under his rule, thinking he sits on a peacock throne.
One of the museum's treasures is a portrait of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (builder of the Taj Mahal) sat on his Peacock Throne, painted by Govardhan in 1635 Islamic art, with its focus on refined technique, pattern, the abstract, calligraphy and the finest materials, demands time and quiet surroundings to be properly enjoyed.
Iran's shah still ruled from his Peacock Throne, while in Iraq a young Saddam Hussein was plotting his path to power.
The Court was established on February 21, 2010 by the Bhutanese King and comprises of five benches known as Singha Asana (lion throne or bench), Gaja Asana (elephant throne or bench), Aswa Asana (Horse Throne or Bench), Mayura Asana (peacock throne or bench) and Garuda Asana (Garuda Throne or Bench).
This palace is comprised of an entrance along with various pavilions, including the mirror, diamonds, ivory and crystal pavilions as well as Salam pavilion in which the famous 'Takht-e-Tavoos' or 'the Peacock Throne' that Nader Shah took as ransom from India in his conquest in 1739, is placed.