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Photos: Stolen Nigerian Nok Culture Terracota Antique Returned By France

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Photos: Stolen Nigerian Nok Culture Terracota Antique Returned By France

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May 18, 2016 – Pictures: Nok Culture Terracota Artifact Stolen From Nigeria Returned By France

A rare Nok culture artifact stolen from Nigeria several years ago has been returned.

The Nok Terracotta artifact was intercepted in France while it was being taken to the US from Togo back in 2008.

France Ambassador to Nigeria, Gauer presented the artifact to Culture & Information Minister, Lai Mohammed today as Nigeria marks 2016 International Museum Day in Abuja.

In 2012, US returned about 6 of the stolen artifacts to Nigeria

The Nok culture appeared in Nigeria around 1000 B.C. and later vanished under unknown circumstances around 500 AD.

It is widely believed that the colonial masters took the artifacts from Nigeria.



  1. D Hunter

    May 18, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    So how does that end the proposed strike resulting from the removal of fuel subsidy resulting to a high increment of petrol price?

    I take a stroll…

    • ruth

      May 19, 2016 at 9:08 AM

      thank you

  2. Big Aunty Koks

    May 18, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Thank God that in some tiny measure someone has decided to do the right thing.

  3. Okoro JC

    May 18, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Funny people! We re talking of returning stolen money that was taken to ur nations n here u re returning useless clay art works.. Did they the golden ones, i mean d ones made of precious stones or is it only useless ones?

  4. sola olaniyi

    May 19, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    What will this nok-culture-terracota add to our economy

  5. Maryf

    May 19, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Arrant Nonsense! What are they doing with those broken artifacts?

  6. jessy

    May 19, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    Okror JC
    u are so funny, but that is the truth. lolzzzzzzzzzzzz

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