UK University To Return Benin Bronze To Nigeria

 Benin bronze

The University of Aberdeen has said it will return a Benin Bronze to Nigeria, many years after the British looted the sculptures. 

In a statement on Thursday, the university explained it has previously repatriated sacred items and ancestral remains to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

“An ongoing review of the collections identified the Head of an Oba as having been acquired in a way that we now consider to have been extremely immoral, so we took a proactive approach to identify the appropriate people to discuss what to do,” the school said as it became the first institution to agree to the full repatriation from a museum of a Benin bronze.


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