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Nigeria’s Benin Bronzes

Constant Wonder
  • Sep 14, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 28:50

In 1897, Britain razed an entire empire to the ground in response to a foolish contract. As the city burned to the ground, military officials discovered and looted a cultural treasure: the Benin Bronzes. Now, Nigeria is asking for them to be returned. Guest: Barnaby Phillips, author of "Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes"