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Stolen artifacts by British invaders returned to Benin

The Palace of the Benin Monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa was a beehive of activities Friday following the return of some stolen artifacts from the Palace by British invaders in 1897.

Wellington Akodeja reports that Doctor Andrian Mark Walker, great-grand-son of Captain Philip Walker, who took part in the 1897 Benin Massacre returned the bronze, popularly known as Ahianwen-Oro and presented it to the Oba of Benin in company of other foreign nationals.

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One comment

  1. Lesroy Matthews

    It is wonderful that these items were returned to a peoples, but in my humble opinion, we tend hold on to earthly items too tightly, at the risk of not holding on to each other, the true artifacts is us, God’s children…

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