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The Gates of Negapatam, India - a folly built to resemble the gates of this Indian city, by Hector Munro to commemorate his capture of the city from the Dutch on November 12th, 1781.

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from Mail Online

Remarkable photographs of Canary Wharf show how busy financial centre was once a thriving port taking in sugar, rum and elephants

Sugar being hoisted into warehouses at West India Docks, London.

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The West India Docks, c1894. Photo by Peter Facey

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from Fine Art America

1902 Map Of India, Then A Colony Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

✮ 1902 map of India, then a colony within the British Empire, showing internal boundaries

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This is a rare travel poster from British India. The Railways were one the best gifts to India from the British in the 1800's. The first train started in Bombay and eventually all of India even the most remote parts were connected to each other by railway lines. Railways are a major part of Indian life, even today. The Train from Bombay to Poona is called the Deccan queen and holds a special place in Indian railways as a great luxurious accomplishment in the history of British India.

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The original entrance to the East India Docks, c1890. The security of the area was provided by means of tall walls and a private police force. All port police forces in the UK to this day are still private

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Cup and ring marks - Early people - Scotlands History Cup and ring is a form of prehistoric art found widely throughout the world from India to Brazil. The best Scottish examples are at Balnachraig (Kilmartin Glen, Argyll), Beauly (near Inverness), and Dalgarven Mill (near Kilwinning).

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