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BENIN ARTEFACTS REPATRIATION CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION

B.A.R.C.O.

A non-political collection of global citizens motivated by the rightful return of the Artefacts, looted by the British forces after the Benin Expedition of 1897

 

ABOUT

Here at B.A.R.C.O. Benin Artefacts Repatriation Campaign Organisation, we are driven by a single goal; to return the Artefacts to their rightful, original owners. We are global citizens with members all over the world, who are prepared to negotiate and fight for the repatriation of the Benin Bronzes

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WHAT ARE THE BENIN BRONZES?

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THE BENIN BRONZES ARE A COLLECTION OF SCULPTURES, MASKS, PLAQUES AND HEADS, NOT ONLY MADE OF BRONZE (OR BRASS) BUT ALSO MADE OF IVORY, LEATHER, CORAL AND WOOD.

THE ARTEFACTS WERE LOOTED FROM THE ROYAL PALACE OF BENIN BY BRITISH FORCES  DURING THE MILITARY EXPEDITION TO BENIN CITY IN 1897

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THE ITEMS WERE THEN TAKEN TO ENGLAND WHERE THEY WERE LATER SOLD OR PLACED IN MUSEUMS

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MANY ARTEFACTS WERE TAKEN AS NO RECORD WAS EVER MADE. HOWEVER IT IS TIME FOR THE ARTEFACTS TO BE RETURN TO THEIR HOME

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