The Benin Bronzes are metal plaques and sculptures from the 16th to 18th centuries. They once adorned the royal palace in the Kingdom of Benin in present-day Nigeria and ended up in European museums as looted art after the British invaded at the end of the 19th century. During her visit, which lasts until Tuesday, Baerbock also wants to talk about regional security issues and visit a project to rebuild several villages destroyed by jihadists.