Artefacts looted by British forces handed to Ethiopia

Artefacts looted by British troops from Ethiopia in 1868 have been returned to the Ethiopian embassy in London.

They include an imperial shield, a Bible and crosses, the embassy said.

The Scheherazade Foundation purchased the items through a UK-based auction house and private dealers, before handing them over to the embassy.

The embassy tweeted photos of the artefacts: The embassy will arrange for them to be returned to Ethiopia.

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