Gap Fill - Benin Bronzes - Level 5


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Germany will return that were stolen from Nigeria during the era in the 19th century. The Benin Bronzes are in a museum in Leipzig. The Bronzes consist of more than a plaques, sculptures and . The Edo people made them from the 13th in what was the Kingdom of Benin. They decorated the palace in what is now Nigeria. British looted most of the objects in 1897. Two hundred pieces were taken to the British Museum, while went to museums across Europe. Nigeria has tried for to get them returned.

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