Germany Starts Implementing Agreement to Return Looted Cultural Property to Nigeria

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Friday, July 15, 2022
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

On July 1, 2022, an agreement to return 1,130 bronze and other cultural artifacts was signed in Berlin by Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, Commissioner for Culture, the Media, and Claudia Roth, Nigeria’s Minister of Culture Lai Mohammed and Minister for State for Foreign Affairs Zabairo Dada.  The agreement is the single largest repatriation of artifacts anywhere in the world and follows a century of controverted restitution claims.[1]



[1]    Annabelle Steffes-Halmer, Germany returns Benin Bronzes to Nigeria, DW, July 2, 2022.