Koh-i-Noor

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Koh-i-Noor
Koh-i-Noor old version copy.jpg
A gless replica o the diamond afore it wis re-cut in 1852 on display at the Reich der Kristalle museum in Munich, Germany.
Wicht 105.602 carats (21.1204 g)
Colour Finest White
Mine o origin Kollur Mine, Guntur Destrict, Andhra Pradesh , Indie[1]
Discovered 13t century
Cut bi Hortenso Borgia (17t century)
Levie Benjamin Voorzanger (1852)
Oreeginal ainer Kakatiya dynasty
Ainer Queen Elizabeth II in richt o the Croun.[2]

The Koh-i-Noor (Persie for Moontain o Licht; an aa spelled Koh-i-Nûr an Kooh-è Noor) is a lairge, colourless diamond that wis foond near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Indie, possibly in the 13t century. It weighed 793 carats (158.6 g) uncut an wis first ained bi the Kakatiya dynasty. The stane chynged haunds several times atween various feudin factions in Sooth Asie ower the next few hunder years, afore endin up in the possession o Queen Victoria efter the Breetish conquest o the Punjab in 1849.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kenneth J. Mears (1988). The Tower of London: 900 Years of English History. Phaidon. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-7148-2527-4. 
  2. United Kingdom, Parliamentary Debates, House of Commons, 16 July 1992, column 944W.