Group demands return of looted Benin Artifacts

31 Jul 2014 1:13 PM | Anonymous

Group demands return of looted Benin Artifacts

BENIN CITY- Nearly one year following the controversial opening of Benin Kingdom Gallery by the Massachusetts Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston, the original owners of the priceless treasures are not giving up the fight for the return of their cultural inheritance.

Edo United for Homeland Empowerment, a Human rights group, with headquarters in Boston Massachusetts is demanding the return by MFA to Benin of all stolen Benin Kingdom artifacts in its possession.

The groups position was contained in an electronic mail to The NIGERIAN OBSERVER in Benin City

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