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19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by MrAnele(m): 11:11am On Nov 29, 2019
Jesus College is set to return a controversial bronze cockerel that was looted from Benin, Nigeria in the 19th century, following a successful campaign from students to reject the “spoils of war”.

The sculpture, known as the Benin bronze, was stolen by Victorian explorers in 1897 and has resided in Cambridge:s Jesus College since 1905.

The bronze cockerel which was taken by British colonial forces in 1897 and donated to Jesus College Cambridge is to be returned to Nigeria in an unprecedented step that adds momentum to the growing repatriations movement.

The Okukor, described by the college as a “royal ancestral heirloom”, will be one of the first Benin bronzes to be returned to Nigeria by a major British institution since the punitive expedition in 1897 when thousands of bronzes were stolen from Benin City by British forces.

Sonita Alleyne, the master of Jesus College, said the decision was not taken to “erase history” but came after “diligent and careful” work that looked into the wider legacy of slavery at Jesus College. “We are an honest community, and after thorough investigation into the provenance of the Benin bronze … our job is to seek the best way forward,” she said.

"The Benin Bronzes were a collection of 3,000 pieces of art taken by British troops during reprisals for the killing of nine of their countrymen in a trade dispute between London and the Benin monarch.

No specific date for return has been released but the college stated that the bronze cockerel “belongs with the current Oba at the Court of Benin”.


https://listwand.com/stolen-bronze-cockerel-to-be-returned-to-nigeria-by-cambridge-college/

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Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by PapaBaby: 11:13am On Nov 29, 2019
Most of the artefacts taken from Nigeria are from the southern part. Does this mean the north weren't civilized even back then?
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by obiekunie2: 11:35am On Nov 29, 2019
PapaBaby:
Most of the artefacts taken from Nigeria are from the southern part. Does this mean the north weren't civilized even back then?

bros this table your are shaking - hmmm i no dey oo! cheesy cheesy
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by thundafire: 12:25pm On Nov 29, 2019
No need returning it cs it will be left to decay cs it will just be der
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by LabDNA: 12:29pm On Nov 29, 2019
Never knew the Binis called chicken 'Okukor' as we do in Igbo.

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Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by Formularcr7: 12:36pm On Nov 29, 2019
Return wetin? You better sell for them.
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by Switruth: 12:38pm On Nov 29, 2019
So the British government kept a stolen bronze from Nigeria and are set to return it after they must have extracted all the spiritual powers from it to build their technology and economy. It’s all alright. Na we dey do like say we be bad people.
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by Danzakidakura(m): 2:59pm On Nov 29, 2019
PapaBaby:
Most of the artefacts taken from Nigeria are from the southern part. Does this mean the north weren't civilized even back then?
the problem is that this table you are shaking the northerners will not even respond to you but watch how yoruba Muslims will carry it on their head.

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Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by Mightyhaiz: 3:06pm On Nov 29, 2019
LabDNA:
Never knew the Binis called chicken 'Okukor' as we do in Igbo.
okhokho.. They also call plantain oghede,maize is okha...farm is ugbo etc
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by tstx(m): 6:33pm On Nov 29, 2019
Switruth:
So the British government kept a stolen bronze from Nigeria and are set to return it after they must have extracted all the spiritual powers from it to build their technology and economy. It’s all alright. Na we dey do like say we be bad people.

Pun intended??
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by Armaggedon: 7:19pm On Nov 29, 2019
LabDNA:
Never knew the Binis called chicken 'Okukor' as we do in Igbo.
Akuko is an Igbo word. There is no ethnic group called 'Bini"
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by Nobody: 7:25pm On Nov 29, 2019
The British kept this for hundreds of years watch how Nigeria would destroy it in 1 year
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by LabDNA: 7:31pm On Nov 29, 2019
Mightyhaiz:
okhokho.. They also call plantain oghede,maize is okha...farm is ugbo etc

That's interesting, oghede is yoruba, Okha and ugbo are Igbo words.

They seem to have borrowed many words from their Eastern and western neighbours.
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by helinues: 7:33pm On Nov 29, 2019
Lai's call is yielding results.

Nice one
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by BeLookingIDIOT(m): 7:59pm On Nov 29, 2019
PapaBaby:
Most of the artefacts taken from Nigeria are from the southern part. Does this mean the north weren't civilized even back then?
Nope,It simply means they weren't really into making sculptures,and I think it is frowned upon there.
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by haaryobhami: 8:04pm On Nov 29, 2019
LabDNA:
Never knew the Binis called chicken 'Okukor' as we do in Igbo.
Yoruba also call jy akukor.
guess we all share language
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by LabDNA: 8:06pm On Nov 29, 2019
haaryobhami:
Yoruba also call jy akukor.
guess we all share language


I thought it was adiye?
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by HenryWilliams(m): 8:30pm On Nov 29, 2019
LabDNA:



I thought it was adiye?

Adiye is general chicken
Akukor is rooster or cockerel

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Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by rexwalters: 8:53pm On Nov 29, 2019
PapaBaby:
Most of the artefacts taken from Nigeria are from the southern part. Does this mean the north weren't civilized even back then?
They were way more civilized and advanced in their sub saharan trade, the British treated them with dignity and respect.

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Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by haaryobhami: 9:23pm On Nov 29, 2019
LabDNA:


I thought it was adiye?
male is called akukor. general name Is adiye
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by ahiboilandgas: 9:27pm On Nov 29, 2019
PapaBaby:
Most of the artefacts taken from Nigeria are from the southern part. Does this mean the north weren't civilized even back then?
they where clothed in the north and have admistrative system while the southeastern where on leaves by 1920..
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by Bundaweber: 10:39pm On Nov 29, 2019
LabDNA:


That's interesting, oghede is yoruba, Okha and ugbo are Igbo words.

They seem to have borrowed many words from their Eastern and western neighbours.



nope. language drift and all that. sides we can say you borrowed the word from us.
Re: 19th Century Looted Bronze Cockerel To Be Returned To Nigeria By Cambridge by mrchineke: 12:40am On Nov 30, 2019
PapaBaby:
Most of the artefacts taken from Nigeria are from the southern part. Does this mean the north weren't civilized even back then?

Primitive Biafran shut up

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