Should Europe Return Africa's Lost Treasures?

Should Europe Return Africa's Lost Treasures?


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HiraanBorn

Generalfeldmarschall von CadCads
Ideally, they should return the valuable cultural artefacts to their respective peoples but realistically the Europeans and this includes the British won't do that.

Having those historical artefacts generates income for the museums around the West, so giving it back isn't really an option. Plus, the West will take better care of it than Africans ever will.

Knowing how politically unstable Africa is, it wouldn't take long before a tribal militia loots a local museum and confiscates all the artefacts that was returned to sell them in the black market.
 

AbdiGaalDoon

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Return it why? It's safer in Europe. They take good care of and have immense respect for artifacts and treasure. They put it in museums with security and police looking over it. In Africa, someone will sell it in the black market.

Besides, Africans failed to protect themselves and beat the Europeans. They were too weak to win. They were taken over like taking candy from a baby. No one likes losers who were karbashed
 

Periplus

SYL supporter
VIP
They should return it to Africa.

Even if it’s destroyed, at least it was destroyed by us.

We don’t need an cadaan man to hold our artefacts for us because they can’t trust us.
 

Periplus

SYL supporter
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Australia, a developed nation, has asked for their colonial artefacts back and European museums have refused.

Don’t think for a second they’ll hand back artefacts to Africans when we are developed.
 

Apollo

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Northern Africa, Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia have impressive artifacts. I think those are mostly safe, except for if Sudan goes full ISIS/Taliban, unlikely. North Africans are not so extremist. They haven't destroyed the Roman stuff.

The Swahili coast has some nice artifacts as well, but since they stem from the Islamic era, it is unlikely to be destroyed there.
 

Yukon_Niner

Ugaas of the supreme gentleman
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Their museums would be empty because their ancestors lived in wooden shacks and had no ancient history to speak of.

Historical artefacts should be returned to the people who created it
 

Apollo

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Their museums would be empty because their ancestors lived in wooden shacks and had no ancient history to speak of.

Historical artefacts should be returned to the people who created it

Bantus impressively conquered a third of Africa from a small tribe of just a thousand people.
 

AbdiGaalDoon

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Northern Africa, Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia have impressive artifacts. I think those are mostly safe, except for if Sudan goes full ISIS/Taliban, unlikely. North Africans are not so extremist. They haven't destroyed the Roman stuff.

The Swahili coast has some nice artifacts as well, but since they stem from the Islamic era, it is unlikely to be destroyed there.
They go apeshit. We all saw what the Islamic State did in Syria. Only westerners were outraged while those from the Middle East said strange things like "it was worshipped".

:gucciwhat:
 

AbdiGaalDoon

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@Apollo they even beheaded the local archaeologist and bombed the ancient ruins. Why behead the man who is saving history? They're nutty. No doubt the cave paintings in the north will be ruined. It's just a matter of time and most will not care.
 

Apollo

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@Apollo they even beheaded the local archaeologist and bombed the ancient ruins. Why behead the man who is saving history? They're nutty. No doubt the cave paintings in the north will be ruined. It's just a matter of time and most will not care.

Maghrebis are apparently one of the most liberal Muslims. Weirdly the Maghrebis in Europe are often more traditionalist than the Maghrebis in the Maghreb. Europeans who go on holiday to Morocco or Tunisia are often shocked at how liberal everything is in the major cities and then they see super conservative Maghrebis back in their own country, lol.
 

Yukon_Niner

Ugaas of the supreme gentleman
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Bantus impressively conquered a third of Africa from a small tribe of just a thousand people.
I was talking about western Europeans who hold those artifacts.

But yeah Bantus are amazing, they're like Africa's oromos.
They go apeshit. We all saw what the Islamic State did in Syria. Only westerners were outraged while those from the Middle East said strange things like "it was worshipped".

:gucciwhat:
You mean the westerners who were destroying pyramids in Sudan centuries ago? Bear in mind that at this point destruction of old civilizations in the old world by westerners was commonplace.

And are now cutting down sacred sites in belonging to aborigines and justifying it for monetary purposes. And how could we forget the destruction caused in the invasion of Iraq where artefacts were kept safe by a secular government.


Quit the fake outrage man
 

Periplus

SYL supporter
VIP
@Yukon_Niner good on pointing out the Wurrung trees

Australia has bunches of world class museums but the Europeans still won’t return stolen artefacts.

If they’re not willing to give artefacts to Australia, a white western developed country, that says all you need to know.
 

reer

BANTUWEYNE
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They go apeshit. We all saw what the Islamic State did in Syria. Only westerners were outraged while those from the Middle East said strange things like "it was worshipped".

:gucciwhat:
hypocrisy from western governments. people were dying ov war and starvation and theyre pissed off about statues. like when afghanistan was sanctioned and there was gaajo cadaans were crying about statues instead of caruur dhimaneyso.
 

AbdiGaalDoon

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hypocrisy from western governments. people were dying ov war and starvation and theyre pissed off about statues. like when afghanistan was sanctioned and there was gaajo cadaans were crying about statues instead of caruur dhimaneyso.

Cadaans are always feeding gaajo children in far away lands. Women and children eat the least in these cultures while the man has the biggest plate and uses almost all the money for themselves. Look at Somalia for example where a large chunk of the household budget is used for the man's khat.
 

reer

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Cadaans are always feeding gaajo children in far away lands. Women and children eat the least in these cultures while the man has the biggest plate and uses almost all the money for themselves. Look at Somalia for example where a large chunk of the household budget is used for the man's khat.
cadaans should lift sanctions and stop meddling before blaming anyone for gaajo. cuba afghanistan north korea syria their shacab suffered from sanctions not the leadership. iraq was sanctioned into oblivion 500 thousands died before the invasion. for somalia stable governance facilitates better living and united nations put heavy arms sanctions.
 

AbdiGaalDoon

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cadaans should lift sanctions and stop meddling before blaming anyone for gaajo. cuba afghanistan north korea syria their shacab suffered from sanctions not the leadership. iraq was sanctioned into oblivion 500 thousands died before the invasion. for somalia stable governance facilitates better living and united nations put heavy arms sanctions.

Even China and Russia have sanctions against North Korea. Almost all sanctions pertain to their nuclear weapons program. Let's be honest when reporting information. The only unfair sanctions are on Iran and Cuba. Only they can blame whitey.

Many Somalis have called for the lifting of the arms embargo. I vehemently disagree. Sometimes these decisions are made in the interest of the people of that country.

 
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