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Museum

Brazil’s National Museum was gutted by a massive fire Sunday night (02. Sept. 2018) in Rio de Janeiro that destroyed most of the 20 million pieces inside, including some of the region’s oldest human remains and Egyptian mummies. The loss of history was described as a "lobotomy of the Brazilian memory" by a former environment minister. The museum, which celebrated its 200th anniversary this year, is the biggest collection of natural history in the region.

Overview

Overview

Bronze bracelet

Bronze bracelet

Bronze bracelet with stone

Bronze bracelet with stone

Metal mortar

Metal mortar

fertility statue

fertility statue

Metal wine pitcher

Metal wine pitcher

Bronze bracelet with three stones

Bronze bracelet with three stones

Shattered drinking vessel

Shattered drinking vessel

Rusty bronze dagger

Rusty bronze dagger

Remains of a human skull

Remains of a human skull

Ritual copper bowl

Ritual copper bowl