Cambridge’s Jesus College returns looted Benin Bronze to Nigeria

  Jesus College, part of Cambridge University will today hand over to Nigeria a sculpture that was looted by British troops in 1897. The return sets a precedent that will put pressure on other institutions to return stolen artefacts. The sculpture of a cockerel was one of the hundreds of Benin Bronzes that were pillaged from the once-mighty Kingdom of Benin, located in what is now Nigeria. They are among Africa’s most culturally significant artefacts and Nigerian authorities have been calling for years for their return. “This is the right thing to do out of respect for the unique heritage

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