Benin art restitution: France returning 26 looted colonial-era treasures • FRANCE 24 English

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A Paris museum on Tuesday exhibited over a dozen #colonialera #treasures taken from #Benin, the last time they will be shown in #France before being handed back in a landmark gesture. The 26 pieces, from a trove of objects snatched by French forces in 1892, are being shown for just six days at the Quai Branly museum before being shipped to the West African country later this month.

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