The British museum houses a lot of stolen colonial artefacts. Responding to requests by the Ethiopian authorities to return the remains of their deceased prince, igniting the latest furore, the British authorities have reportedly denied the requests. Earlier in 2007 also, Ethiopia’s then-President Girma Wolde-Giorgis asked the Queen to return the remains, but even then to no avail. In a statement responding to a BBC feature on the prince, Buckingham Palace has shared its reasoning for denying requests to repatriate the prince’s body. Numerous listings of all the looted objects present in the British Museum abound.
Source: Ethiopian News May 26, 2023 13:35 UTC