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Germany is returning Nigeria’s looted Benin Bronzes: why it’s not nearly enough

Looted Benin Bronzes on display at the Linden Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images Jürgen Zimmerer, University of Hamburg After years of pressure, Germany recently announced that an agreement had been reached to return hundreds of priceless artefacts and artworks that had been looted from Nigeria in colonial times and were on display in German museums. Commonly called the …

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