Enthusiasts A London museum will restore in Nigeria works looted in the 19th century
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Sixty-two artefacts looted in 1897 during a British military incursion in the city of Benin City will be returned in Nigeria, the Horniman Museum in London announced on Sunday.
Among these works and objects are 12 brass plates, known as Benin bronzes, or objects of ivory and brass ceremonies, objects of daily life such as fans and baskets, as well as 'A key "from the king's palace".
This restitution responds to a request made in January by the National Commission of Museums and Monuments of Nigeria, including the Director General, Professor Abba Tijani, praised the decision of the London establishment.
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"The evidence was very clear about the fact that these objects were obtained by force, and an external consultation confirmed our point of view that it was both moral and appropriate to return their property in Nigeria," said Eve Salomon, president of the administrators of the museum.
This one will now discuss with the Nigerian Commission of the formal process of transfer of ownership and the possibility that certain objects can remain by being loaned, to be exposed or for research or teaching purposes.
Nigeria has negotiated the restitution of the Benin bronzes with several European countries and plans to build a museum in Benin City, in the south of the State of Edo, to bring them together.
In November, France returned to Benin, a country near Nigeria, 26 works of the royal treasures of Abomey (south), looted in 1892 by the French colonial troops.
A bronze rooster and a monarch head were rendered by the United Kingdom in Nigeria at the start of the year.
Furthermore, Greece has also been asking for in the UK for decades for decades of the famous ancient temple of the Parthenon in Athens, exhibited at the British Museum in London. He said he recently opened to an agreement with Greece to share them.
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