Missing in Benin: Tour guide found dead, French tourists reported kidnapped
08 May 2019 | 5:22 am
Missing in Benin: tour guide found dead, French tourists reported kidnapped.
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Over 500 pieces will be returned under the deal. The artifacts were looted by British soldiers in the 1800s and sold all over Europe.
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The new digital platform catalogs objects that were stolen from Benin Kingdom during the colonial era: Over 5,000 items across in 20 countries have been identified.
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London's Horniman Museum signed over ownership of 72 artefacts, looted by British soldiers in 1897, to the Nigerian government on Monday.
A "historic" repatriation ceremony in the Nigerian capital attended by German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock saw 22 stolen Benin Bronzes transferred to their original owners.
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