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 Museum agrees to return looted collection of 72 treasured artefacts to Nigeria because it is the 'moral and appropriate' thing to do

  • The Horniman Museum in London agreed to return the Benin Bronzes to Nigeria  
  • The brass plaques are among 72 objects looted in 1897 by British in west Africa
  • Museum agreed to return artifacts as it is the 'moral and appropriate' thing to do

The Benin Bronzes are 12 brass plaques among 72 items in the Horniman Museum looted from Nigeria in 1897

A brass cockerel altar piece, ivory and brass ceremonial objects, brass bells, everyday items such as fans and baskets and a key 'to the king's palace' are among the items


You can see clear Indic influence on the Cambodian pieces.



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