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King Alaungphaya’s letter engraved on a gold sheet and adorned with 24 rubies, to King George II was ignored not deemed worthy of a reply

February 11, 2011

A letter made from pure gold that was sent to King George II from a Burmese king in 1756 has finally been deciphered by experts. Source:The Telegraph,”Burmese letter to King George II deciphered after more than 250 years” By Victoria Ward

A letter made from pure gold that was sent to King George II from a Burmese king in 1756 has finally been deciphered by experts.

The letter, sent by King Alaungphaya, was an effusive and gushing appeal for camaraderie and trade with Britain. But although engraved on a gold sheet and adorned with 24 rubies, it was simply banished to a vault in the King’s home town of Hanover, Germany, and not deemed worthy of a reply.

 

The Golden Letter at the Leibniz library in Hanover