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Inferno at Brazil's National Museum causes 'irreparable' damage and grief By Claudia Dominguez, Flora Charner and Holly Yan, CNN, September 3, 2018 https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/02/americas/brazil-national-museum-fire-intl/index.html Brazil National Museum fire: Key treasures at risk, BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45395774 Brazil museum fire: Funding cuts blamed as icon is gutted, BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45398084 Among the 20 million items presumed lost are a Maxakalisaurus skeleton, Bendegó meteorite, 11,500 year-old Luzia remains, Pompeii fresco, and countless Pre-Columbian artifacts. Luzia Woman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzia_Woman Yours, Paul H.
Founded in 1818 and housing over 20 million items, the National Museum of Brazil caught fire today and may be a total loss. Does anyone know specifics about their paleontology collections? I imagine the mineral collections included priceless specimens... http://news.trust.org//item/20180903001032-p13t9/