Oba of Benin calls on Prince Charles to aide in the return all the ancient Benin artifacts taken by the British

Traditional rulers with Prince Charles Traditional rulers with Prince Charles Photo Credit: LIB

In a bid to make the city a tourism destination, the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has asked the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, to lend his voice to the call for the British empire to return all the ancient Benin artifacts that were taken by the British authorities in 1897.


Speaking at the parley the visiting British royal had with royal fathers this evening, the Benin monarch told Prince Charles that the repatriation of the artifacts would enable him establish Oba Palace Museum for the promotion of tourism in his kingdom.
    “Suffice to say that Nigerians in general and Benin people in particular will be most delighted to have your royal highness throw his royal weight behind our efforts to have some of our ancient artifacts that were taken in 1897 from the Royal Court of Benin returned to Benin to establish Oba Palace Museum for the promotion of tourism in Benin City, Edo State.” he said

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