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August 19, 2022
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Germany hands over two Benin bronzes to Nigeria

Two countries will also sign restitution agreement covering more than 1,000 items in German hands

Germany is physically handing over two Benin bronzes and putting more than 1,000 other items from its museums’ collections into the ownership of Nigeria, more than a century after they were looted by British soldiers from the once powerful kingdom in west Africa.

The German foreign minister, Annalena Baerbock, and the culture minister, Claudia Roth, will sign a restitution agreement with their Nigerian counterparts, Zubairu Dada and Lai Mohammed, in Berlin on Friday afternoon.

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