The detailed list of his loot has been recorded by Fraser - working with the East India Company - as jewels, including the Koh-i-Noor, Darya-i-Noor etc, valued at 25 crore (250,000,000); utensils and handles of weapons set with jewels - with the Peacock Throne
included - worth 9 crore; money coined in gold and silver for 25 crore; gold and silver plates - which he melted - valued at 5 crore; fine cloths and rich material of all kinds valued at 2 crore; household furniture and other valuables worth 3 crore and weapons, cannon etc.
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
The US-nominated heir to the Peacock Throne
never gets to Iran since he's stranded on a cross-Channel ferry.
US-made weapons were used to kill thousands of unarmed protesters, not all of them Islamist zealots, before the Peacock Throne
Legendary possessions of the Mughals, such as the Koh-i-noor Diamond and the Peacock Throne
of Shah Jahan, were carted off by pillaging Persians in 1739.
3) that explain why Iran's current efforts to develop nuclear weapons are directly tied to their heritage and why a nuanced approach will be necessary to effectively engage the legacy of the Peacock Throne
ANOTHER of the emperor's grand projects, the Peacock Throne
, was made with 2,600 pounds of solid gold worth two million rupees and gems valued at another nine million rupees.
For most of us that civilization is shrouded in a golden haze: Persepolis the Peacock Throne
and Omar Khayyam come to mind a Cyrus Darius or Xerxes (perhaps more than one of each) are only just remembered.
To secure a foothold for democracy in the region-and keep oil flowing at an Anglo-American price-Uncle Sam placed Mohammad Reza Shah back on the Peacock Throne
49 Which diamond now in the Tower of London had previously, in its eventful history, been an eye in the peacock throne
of the Mogul emperors at Delhi?
Still others want to re-install a shah on the Peacock Throne
Iran's Foreign Minister yesterday became the country's first official visitor to Britain since 1979, when the Islamic revolution toppled the Peacock Throne
of the Shahs.