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Benin bronzes: What is the significance of their repatriation to Nigeria?

By Joey Akan, Freelance Arts & Culture Editor
Usifo Omozokpea, Audience Development Manager
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After years of pressure, western countries are finally returning priceless artefacts and artworks that had been looted from Nigeria during colonial times and were on display in foreign museums.

Commonly called the Benin Bronzes, because the objects originated from the Kingdom of Benin (today’s Nigeria), these beautiful and technically remarkable artworks have come to symbolise the broader restitution debate.

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