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Iberian Canon on Calton Hill

This Canon was originally manufactured in Iberia in 1624 for the Count of Portalegre, Don Diogo da Silva who was also part of Spains Junta governing Portugal during the reign of Philip III and Philip IV.
During Portugals own phase of Colonialism it found its way to Rangoon were in 1724 the Burmese captured it during the battle of Araken (now Rakhine State, Myanmar - the S.Coastal strip bordering Thailand).
It was later retaken by the British during the Anglo-Burmese war in 1852 and was subsequently gifted to Edinburgh in 1886 (a Burmese inscription is still clearly legible).

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