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Brazil National Museum Completely Gutted by Fire

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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.

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LiamL

Very sad!

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bcfossilcollector

Just read about this. Devastating loss!

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Oxytropidoceras

Some updates as to what has been lost.

 

Fire Devastates Brazil's Oldest Science Museum

The overnight inferno likely claimed fossils, 

cultural artifacts, and more irreplaceable 

collections amassed over 200 years.

National Geographic, September 6, 2018.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-museu-nacional-fire-rio-de-janeiro-natural-history/

 

and

 

Anthropologist Mourns Loss Of His Work And History 

From Museum Fire In Brazil, All Things Considered

September 4, 2018

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/04/644618102/anthropologist-mourns-loss-of-his-work-and-history-from-museum-fire-in-brazil

 

Then there is this action.

 

Students Are Collecting Photos to Remember Brazil’s 

Destroyed National Museum. After a fire tore through 

the institution, visitors’ images have become an 

informal archive of its collections.

by  Sarah Laskow, atlas Obscura, September 04, 2018

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/students-collecting-photos-of-museu-nacional

 

Yours,

 

Paul H.

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Walt

An excerpt from the museum's website. 9/10/18

 

"In addition, we are pleased to know that the annex building and the Botanical Garden were not reached (by the fire), guaranteeing the preservation of the invertebrate collection, conservation and restoration laboratory, herbarium collection, central library and most of the collection of vertebrates."

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Kane

Recent update: 80% of the skull of "Luzia," the oldest recovered human remains in Latin America, has been retrieved from the museum debris. Its storage in a metal box protected much of it from fire damage. 

 

Story here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45926733

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DPS Ammonite

Here is how you can help the Brazil National Museum. Upload your photos of items at the Museum to Wikipedia. These records may be all that we have left since many if the items may not have been digitally preserved. 

https://mobile.twitter.com/Wikipedia/status/1037066123869483008

 

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