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Nigeria and Germany to sign accord on return of Benin Bronzes



Germany and Nigeria are reportedly planning to agree to a deal to pave the way for the surrender of thousands of years of sculptures identified as the Benin Bronzes that were taken from Africa in the 19th century and presented in German museums and other places. This information comes from our source,

Furthermore, In Europe and North America, property conflicts over seized artifacts have become a growing concern for governments and museums.

The bas-relief bronzes and many other priceless artifacts were taken in 1897 by a British colonial expedition from the royal palace of the Kingdom of Benin in what is now southern Nigeria.

The Bronzes were stolen from the royal palace of Benin, in what’s now southern Nigeria by British colonialists. Many of the pieces are believed to date from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

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