A moving exhibition of royal treasures returned to Benin

After 130 years of absence, 26 objects stolen in Benin are finally exhibited at home after being returned by France. The pieces were looted by French soldiers from the Kingdom of Dahomey in 1892 and now take pride of place in the presidential palace. Our team on the ground reports.

Additionally, archaeologists warn that Libyan heritage is being overlooked due to the country’s current political crisis. A decade of instability has left historic treasures at the mercy of vandals and looters.

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