Peacock Throne

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Shah Jahan seated on the Peacock Throne

The Peacock Throne was made for the Mughal Shah Jahan in the 17th century and taken from Delhi by Nadir Shah of Persia during his invasion of the Mughal Empire in 1739.

In the civil war following Nadirís assassination in 1747, the throne was destroyed. Subsequent Persian thrones copied its style and were also called the Peacock Throne.

The Peacock Throne is also an informal term for the Iranian Monarchy from Nadir Shah to the monarchyís end in 1979.de:Pfauenthron eo:Pavotrono no:PŚfugltronen

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