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Europe’s ‘Discovery’ of African Art: The 125th anniversary of the British Punitive Expedition
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Arts, Culture and Sport Europe’s ‘Discovery’ of African Art: The 125th anniversary of the British Punitive Expedition

Despite Africans agitating for the return of looted artefacts, 90% of Africa’s cultural heritage is ‘housed’ in the West. This week marks the 125th anniversary of the British punitive expedition that destroyed Benin city and started Europe’s ‘discovery’ of African art.