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A bronze cockerel stolen in the 19th century to be returned to Nigeria

A bronze cockerel looted by British soldiers in the 19th century and later given to Jesus College at the University of Cambridge will be repatriated to Nigeria. The artifact, described as a royal ancestral heirloom, was found to have been stolen in 1897 during a punitive expedition in the Kingdom of Benin, in present-day Nigeria, according to the Legacy of Slavery Working Party (LSWP), the college said. A group of academics, activists, and students, LSWP was created this year to establish the college ...
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Added November 28, 2019
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