Letter: Safer bronzes

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The Independent Online
Sir: After six years working in Nigeria, visiting Benin Museum on many occasions has led me to believe that the Benin bronzes are in the best and safest place in the British Museum ("The looting of Benin", 22 February).

Does Bernie Grant really believe he would still be able to see the magnificent relics of Africa's noble past if they had been left in Benin? If they were returned, they would probably never be seen or heard of again.


Marlborough, Wiltshire