• Benin's President Says Returned Artifacts Represent ‘Our Soul'

    24 days ago - By Observer

    Last year, French senators approved a bill guaranteeing the return of 26 looted artifacts to Benin and Senegal within the span of one calendar year, and this return has now taken place: on Wednesday, the official handover took place during a ceremony managed by the president of Benin, Patrice Talon. The artifacts that were returned include a throne, a statue of the war and iron god Gou and a sword that belonged to a West African military commander, but they represent a very small percentage of the thousands of Benin objects retained in France .
    As such, Talon made a statement during the...
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