A year ago, French President Emmanuel Macron promised to return 26 objects to Benin. These royal statues are among those looted by French colonial forces that Benin wants back. But not much has happened yet.
A trio of ancient clay artifacts was returned from Germany to Mexico, officials have said. The step comes amid an increase in international repatriation of cultural antiquities.
Works of art that were stolen or confiscated by the Nazis from museums and Jewish collectors are starting to be returned to the heirs of the former owners. However the process is destined to drag on for years to come.
The German capital has launched a five-year project to mark its part in European colonialism. Streets which still honor leaders who led the Reich's imperial expansion will be renamed — and some locals aren't happy.
Much of Afghanistan's Buddhist heritage was destroyed under the rule of the Islamist Taliban from 1996-2001. But some pieces that were smuggled abroad for safety are now about to come home.
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