Magdeburg (dpa / sa) - The German Center for the Loss of Cultural Property has approved funding of 685,000 euros for five research projects on German colonial history.

This was announced by the Magdeburg-based center on Friday.

Among other things, a joint project is being funded that spans all of Germany and examines looted goods from China.

After the opposition of the so-called "Boxer Movement" (1899-1901) was put down, thousands of cultural goods were brought from China to the German Reich.

The museums involved in the project are now researching whether they have stolen objects from China in their holdings.

According to the information, a joint project in Baden-Württemberg deals with the origin of human remains in the state's scientific collections.

These human remains were brought to Europe and Germany, for example, for the purpose of anthropological so-called “race research”.


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Communication from the German Loss of Cultural Property Center