Nigeria's looted Benin bronzes returned

By Tife Owolabi
Updated February 19 2022 - 11:16pm, first published 11:10pm
The bronze statue of a cockerel was one of the Benin bronzes looted by British troops.

Two Benin bronzes have been returned to a traditional palace in Nigeria, more than a century after they were pillaged by British troops, raising hopes that thousands more artefacts could finally be returned to their ancestral home.

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