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Germany surrenders Benin bronze ownership to Nigeria

Germany surrenders Benin bronze ownership to Nigeria

GERMANY signed an agreement to transfer ownership to Nigeria of the Benin Bronzes, among Africa's most culturally significant artefacts which were looted in the 19th century. British soldiers took hundreds of bronzes - intricate sculptures and plaques dating back to the 13th century onwards - when they invaded the Kingdom of Benin, located in what is now southwestern Nigeria, in 1897. The artefacts ended up in museums around Europe and the United States. African countries have for years fought to recover them. Germany returned the first of the sculptures to Nigeria in July. On Thursday, the Foundation of Prussian Cultural…
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