Tuesday, September 4, 2018

National Museum of Brazil Fire -- September 4, 2018

A huge fire destroyed much of the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro.  The museum had just celebrated its 200th birthday.  The museum had a collections on natural history and anthropology.  The collection of recordings of and information about indigenous languages is said to have been destroyed completely.  90% of the collection, including the oldest human fossil found in the Americas, is gone.

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