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Benin Bronzes: The Okukur handed back to Nigeria after over a century in the UK

A Benin Bronze artefact will return to Nigeria after being at Jesus College, Cambridge, for over 100 years.The statue of a cockerel, known as the “Okukur”, was taken by British colonial forces in 1897 and given to the college in 1905 by the father of a student.A decision for it to be returned was made in 2019, after students campaigned.A ceremony has been held at the college to sign the handover documents.



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