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Nigeria's looted benin bronzes returned


Online Desk |  5 months ago | international


Two Benin bronzes have been returned to a traditional palace in Nigeria, more than a century after they were pillaged by British troops, raising hopes that thousands more artifacts could finally be returned to their ancestral home.

The artifacts, mostly in Europe were stolen by explorers and colonisers from the Benin kingdom now South-Western Nigeria and are among Africa’s most significant heritage objects.

The return is another milestone in the years-long fight by African countries to recover looted works as numerous European institutions are grappling with the cultural legacies of colonialism.