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Germany signs deal to return of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria.

Germany signed an agreement on Thursday to transfer ownership to Nigeria of the 512  Benin Bronzes, among Africa’s most culturally significant artefacts which were looted in the 19th century.

This said artifacts  which were hundreds of bronzes plaques  – intricate sculptures and was taken by British soldiers during the colonialization era  dating back to the 13th century onwards – when they invaded the Kingdom of Benin, located in what is now southwestern Nigeria, in 1897.

The artefacts was  later ceased at museums around Europe and the United States. .