Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Sunday, 5 July 2020
Bronzes of Benin
The BBC published a story on foreign artefacts in UK museums, including the British Museum and the bronzes of Benin there. It refers to the bronzes as if just were loot, although I suspect the British in 1897 would probably have regarded them as spoils of war (reparations).