header banner
Default

Are you a robot, Bloomberg?


  • Nigeria urges other countries to also return artifacts taken
  • Sculptures were shipped to Europe after 1897 British attack

There are about 1,000 Benin Bronzes objects in Germany.

Photographer: Jens Schlueter/AFP/Getty Images

Lock

This article is for subscribers only.

Germany handed over 20 Benin Bronzes to Nigeria more than a century after they were looted by British colonists in a step that may spur other countries to return artifacts stolen from Africa.

The return of the objects opens a new chapter in deeper cooperation with Nigeria, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock told reporters ahead of the ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Tuesday.

Up Next

Germany Returns Benin Bronzes Sculptures to Nigeria Looted a Century Ago

Sources


Article information

Author: Patrick Morrison

Last Updated: 1703206322

Views: 959

Rating: 4.1 / 5 (67 voted)

Reviews: 91% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Patrick Morrison

Birthday: 1923-02-23

Address: 568 Kristina Glen Apt. 604, New Karen, IN 35798

Phone: +3600980156720904

Job: Urban Planner

Hobby: Bird Watching, Backpacking, Running, Cycling, Archery, Camping, Cooking

Introduction: My name is Patrick Morrison, I am a candid, lively, brilliant, bold, unwavering, Gifted, frank person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.