Nigerian, American Museums Lock Horns Over 'Stolen' Artefacts

16 Jul 2012 9:47 AM | Anonymous

Nigerian, American Museums Lock Horns Over 'Stolen' Artefacts

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Thousands of Benin artefacts were illegally looted by the colonial masters and European troops during their invasion of the Benin Kingdom. CHIKA OKEKE writes that about 32 priceless objects currently in Museum of Fine Art Boston U.S.A. risk repatriation on account of their failure to meet all legal standards.

The kingdom of Benin artefacts illegally kept in various museums across Britain and the United States of America have been a source of tourist attraction to both visitors and the Citizens. The artefacts are elaborate and hardly can strangers reproduce the original ones that are popular in Benin Kingdom.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201207150161.html

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