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Revealed: How Lord Salisbury hid rape by his British consul in Benin
Shocking papers in Foreign Office archives strengthen case for giving looted bronzes back to Nigeria

Dalya Alberge

21, Nov, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Give the Parthenon marbles back to Greece – tech advances mean there are no more excuses | Simon Jenkins
Artefacts can now be replicated with microscopic accuracy. Will the British Museum, and our prime minister, see sense?, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

20, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Return of Parthenon marbles is up to British Museum, says No 10
Spokesperson’s comments before Boris Johnson met Greek PM appear to signal softening of position

Peter Walker and Helena Smith in Athens

16, Nov, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Greek PM to make Parthenon marbles key issue in meeting with Boris Johnson
Kyriakos Mitsotakis to argue reunification of ‘stolen’ sculptures is matter outside remit of British Museum

Helena Smith in Athens

15, Nov, 2021 @6:17 PM

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Greek prime minister tries to broker deal for return of Parthenon marbles
Kyriakos Mitsotakis offers to loan Greek treasures to British Museum if ‘stolen’ sculptures are returned to Acropolis

Tom Ambrose and Helena Smith in Athens

13, Nov, 2021 @3:32 PM

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‘A remarkable history’: inside the exhibition bringing Peru’s past to life
A British Museum show on ancient Andean civilisations is revealing new insights into their views of time, society and war

Nicholas Wroe

11, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The Guardian view on the Benin bronzes: silence is not enough | Editorial
Editorial: The German state, and two British institutions, are restituting looted artworks to Nigeria. Your move, British Museum

Editorial

29, Oct, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Figures of Babylon: oldest drawing of a ghost found in British Museum vault
A 3,500-year-old image tablet of a ‘miserable male ghost’ gives up its secret

Dalya Alberge

16, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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UK urged to return sacred treasures hidden away for 150 years to Ethiopia
High-profile Britons urge return of plundered altar tablets that British Museum has never put on display

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @9:27 AM

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Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything review – wonders beyond The Great Wave
Rare black and white sketches by the Japanese genius are magnificent explorations of the human condition

Jonathan Jones

28, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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British Museum enters world of NFTs with digital Hokusai postcards
Partnership with new platform LaCollection aims to inspire next generation of art collectors

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

24, Sep, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Nasca, Moche, Wari: British Museum exhibition celebrates Peru’s ancient peoples
Objects dating back more than 3,000 years will highlight cultures many ‘may never have heard of before’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, Sep, 2021 @1:47 PM

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