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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Egyptians offers to help Nigeria preserve 1,130 looted Benin bronzes

The Egyptian government has offered to help Nigeria preserve the 1,130 looted Benin bronzes that are expected to arrive in the country from Germany. 

The artefacts, the heaviest of which weighs 30 kilograms, were looted by British troops in 1897 and will be returned to Nigeria this year. 

Egypt When the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, paid him a visit in Cairo, Egypt, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anany made the offer. 

The Egyptian minister stated that his country was prepared to use its extensive knowledge in antiquity preservation management to assist Nigeria in the preservation of the treasure expected from Germany. 

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