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The Bloody History of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond, Skeleton Stolen From Underwater Cave, How the First Labor Day Became a Networking Event and More

The Bloody History of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond, Skeleton Stolen From Underwater Cave, How the First Labor Day Became a Networking Event and More

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Smithsonian Weekender    SEPTEMBER 2017

The True Story of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond—And Why the British Won’t Give It Back

A star of London’s Crown Jewels, the Indian gem has a bloody history of colonial conquest

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The Koh-i-Noor diamond set at the front of the crown made for the Queen Mother Elizabeth, set on her coffin in April 2002. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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