Top Indian Artefacts placed in British Museum

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Sultanganjh Buddha: The 500kg copper sculpture of Buddha was discovered in Sultanganj, Bihar. It was estimated to be built 1500 years ago. The priceless statue is currently in the Birmingham museum.

Tipu Sultan's wooden tiger: Britain possesses famous Indian ruler Tipu Sultan's wooden tiger in museums. This life-size mechanical toy is a famous wooden carved statue of a tiger attacking a European soldier.

Lord Harihara Idol: This statue carved in sandstone was taken from Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh and displayed at the British Museum, London.

Throne of Maharaja Ranjit Singh: First Maharaja of the Sikh Empire had a magnificent throne. During the Anglo-Sikh war, the throne was moved to London and later transferred to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Wine cup: It belonged to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan with his title, Sahib-Qiran-e Sani, 'Second Lord of the Conjunction' inscribed on it. Victoria and Albert Museum later acquired the cup.

Nandi: The humped bull mount of Shiva, garlanded and decorated with bells, can be found at the British Museum.

Aurangzeb's sword: The steel blade of this sword is inlaid gold with a Persian inscription, 'Alamgir padshah 24', meaning it belonged to the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. It was added to the Victoria and Albert Museum collection.

Amaravati Marbles: It consists carved relief panels depicting the life of Buddha and Buddhist symbols. The British excavated it almost 140 years ago and shipped 70 pieces that now sit in the British Museum.

Kohinoor: During Punjab's annexation in 1849, the Koh-i- Noor was taken by the British from India and placed among the crown jewels of Queen Victoria.