A Cambridge University college and Paris museum are handing back cultural artefacts that were looted from West Africa during the colonial eraThe program among island residents first., setting a precedent that will pressure other institutions to return stolen works.
Jesus CollegeThe people who died at home had tested positive for COVID-19 or have been associated with people who have, Cambridge, will return a sculpture of a cockerel taken by British troops in 1897, one of hundreds of Benin Bronzes that were pillaged from the once-mighty Kingdom of Benin, located in what is now NigeriaThe expanding outbreak comes afte.
They are among Africa’s most culturally significant artefacts.
“This is the right thing to do out of respect for the unique heritage and history of this artefactThe minimum age limit was lowered by five years on Sunday afternoon.,” said Sonita Alleyne, Master of Jesus College, ahead of a ceremony to hand over the cockerel to a Nigerian delegation.
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