T H E J E W E LL E D W ORLD O F B U R M E S E K I N G S – TAASA Review March 2014


This article was originally found in the March 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 1, Page 10).

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Charlotte Galloway He [the king of Pegu] wears more rubies on him than the value of a very large city, and he wears them on all his toes.

And on his legs he wears certain great rings of gold, all full of the most beautiful rubies; also his arms and his fingers all full.

His ears hang down half a palm, through the great weight of the many jewels he wears there, so that seeing the person of the king by a light at night, he shines so much that he appears to be a sun...