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Origin of Koh-i-Noor as ‘Symbol of Victory’ to be displayed at Coronation Exhibition – Usky News

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London: a new exhibition But Tower of London I will be the first Britain Explore the history and origins of the disputed Koh-i-Noor—India has long demanded the return of the diamond—and tell the story of the precious stone as a “symbol of victory with many previous owners.”
On 26 May the Tower of London is set to replace the Jewel House, where the Crown Jewels are kept under armed guard, with a new display exploring more stories than ever about the history, origins and significance of the Crown Jewels. Is. koh-e-noorjust a few weeks after the world witnessed Coronation On May 6, the king and queen consort.
The independent charity that manages the historic Royal Palace, Tower of London, said: “The history of the Koh-i-Noor, which is set within the crown of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, will be explored. The combination of objects and visual guess stones as a symbol of conquest, with many previous owners including the Mughal emperors, the Shahs of Iran, the Amirs of Afghanistan and the Sikh Maharajas.
There will be a short film, which will include a map showing the Koh-i-Noor’s journey as it passed through the hands of several owners.
Buckingham Palace revealed last month that the Koh-i-Noor would not be used during Camilla’s coronation as Queen Mary’s crown would be used instead of the late Queen Mother’s crown, in which the Koh-i-Noor is installed. The Queen Mother’s crown made its last public appearance in 2002, resting atop her casket for the Queen Mother’s funeral.
The Koh-i-Noor display will be accompanied by an Indian armlet set with a replica of the Koh-i-Noor, displaying its dimensions before it is cut again.
The rock crystals in the armlet represent the original form in which the Koh-i-Noor came from India before conforming to contemporary European tastes, the stone was reduced from the modern 191.03 carats to a 105.6 carat oval.
After the death of Queen Victoria the stone was successively included in the crowns of Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary and the Queen Mother.
There will also be Queen Alexandra’s 1902 crown, along with an exhibition explaining the story of the Koh-i-Noor.
The exhibition will trace the origins of all extant crown jewels, starting with the destruction of medieval coronation regalia during the English Civil War.
Queen Mary’s crown will be re-set with Cullinan III, IV and V diamonds for Camilla’s coronation. The story of the Cullinan diamond will also be shown, where for the first time a hammer and knife were used to cut the huge diamond going on display in the Jewel House.
Charles Farris, historian of the history of the monarchy at historic royal palaces, said: “From their fascinating origins to their use during coronation ceremonies, the new Jewel House transformation will present the rich history of this magnificent collection with greater depth and detail than ever before.” “


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