Gap Fill - Benin Bronzes - Level 6


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Germany is to return artefacts that were plundered from Nigeria during the era in the late-19th century. The world- Benin Bronzes are on display at a museum in Leipzig. The Bronzes comprise a of more than a thousand metal plaques, sculptures and . They were created by the Edo people in what used to be the Kingdom of Benin from the 13th century. They decorated the royal of the Kingdom of Benin, in what is now Nigeria. Most of the were looted by British forces in 1897. Two hundred pieces were taken to the British Museum in London, while others went to across Europe. Nigeria has tried for to get them repatriated.

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