Top Ten Thrones

Top Ten Thrones

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“A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

  1. King Tut’s Royal Throne
    12
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    Links: Top 100 Egyptian Artifacts, Top Ten Pharaohs, Top Ten Kings,
  2. Purple City, Imperial City Throne
    3
    Description:
    Links: Top 100 Chinese Artifacts, Cities,
  3. Dragon Throne
    45
    Detail of Dragon Throne used by the Qianlong Emperor of China, Forbidden City, Qing Dynasty. Artifact circulating in U.S. museums on loan from Beijing.
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  4. Illuminati Throne

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  5. Napoleon’s Throne
    6
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  6. Russian Throne
    Vacant place
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  7. Naderi Throne of Persia
    89
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    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naderi_throne,
  8. The Ivory Throne of Tsar Ivan IV of Russia
    10
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  9. Forbidden City, Imperial Throne
    11
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    Links: Top Ten Chinese Attractions, Cities, Top 100 Symbols,
  10. Throne of England, King Edward’s Chair, Westminster Abbey, England
    12
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    Links: Top Ten Rocks/Stones,
  11. Marble Throne Iran
    3
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    Links: Top Ten Iranian Attractions,
  12. The Throne of Nadir Shah (18th Century AD)
    4
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  13. Throne of Princess Sitamun
    5
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  14. Bonus: Cathedral Petri Throne

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  15. Bonus: Throne of King Solomon
    7
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  16. Bonus: Acintya Throne, Bali
    89
    Acintya, also Atintya (Sanskrit: “the unthinkable,” “the inconceivable,” “he who cannot be imagined”), also Tunggal (Balinese: “Unity”) is the supreme god of Indonesian Hinduism (formally known as Agama Hindu Dharma), especially on the island of Bali. He is equivalent to the concept of Brahman, and is the Supreme God in traditional wayang (shadow puppet) theatre. He is also known to most modern Balinese as Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa, also Sanghyang Widi Wasa (the “All-In-One God”), a term invented in the 1930’s by Christian missionaries to describe the Christian god to the Balinese.
    Links: Sculptures, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acintya,
  17. Bonus: Throne of Charlemagne
    10
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  18. Bonus: Throne 1 of Piedras Negras
    11
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    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedras_Negras_(Maya_site),
  19. Gyeongbok Palace Throne, Korea
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    “While Seoul, Korea, contains five castles (or, palaces), this building may be the largest and most spectacular palace in Korea. It was originally built in 1395 by Korean architect Do-jeon. King Taejo then added on to the building to make it the main palace of the Joseon dynasty. The Japanese burned the building during an invasion in 1592 and it was left in ruins until King Gojong restored the area in 1868. At one time there were 330 buildings in the palace complex. Many of these are being reconstructed. It is said that the Korean alphabet, known as Hangeul, was created inside this palace during the 15th century under the reign of King Sejong.”
    Links: Top Ten South Korean Attractions, Top Ten North Korean Attractions, Palaces,
  20. Shuri Castle Throne
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    Shuri Castle is a gusuku (Ryūkyūan castle) in Shuri, Okinawa. It was the palace of the Ryūkyū Kingdom. In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, it was almost completely destroyed. In 1992, it was reconstructed on the original site based on photographs, historical records and memory.
    Links: Castles, Top Ten Japanese Attractions, Sculptures, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuri_Castle,
  21. Bonus: Sedia Gestatoria
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  22. Bonus: Cusco Gold Throne
    10
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    Links: Top 100 Gold Artifacts,
  23. Links: Top 100 People, Top 100 Leaders, Top Ten Emperors, Top Ten Pharaohs, Top Ten Kings