London's Horniman Museum to return artifacts to Nigeria

STORY: Some of Africa’s most culturally significant artefacts are coming home

London’s Horniman Museum will be returning 72 artefacts to Nigeria

including 12 brass plaques, known as Benin Bronzes

Created from at least the 16th century onwards in the Kingdom of Benin

they were looted from Benin City by British soldiers in 1897

and ended up in museums across Europe and the United States

German authorities began the process of returning sculptures to Nigeria in July