Thursday, March 15, 2012

Koh-i-Noor Diamond :
(Legendary one) 

The Kōh-i Nūr that means “Mountainof Light” is a 105 carat (21.6 g) diamond that was once the largest known diamond in the world. It is ofgreat historical significance. It belonged to great Mughal Kingdom of Indo-Pakistan Subcontinent. Hindus, Mughals, Persian, Afghan, Sikh and British rulers fought bitterly over it at various points in history and seized it as a spoil of wartime and again. It was finally seized by the East India Company and became part of the British Crown Jewels when Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India in 1877.