Loss of Indigenous Works in Brazil Museum Fire Felt ‘Like a New Genocide’
The destruction of indigenous artifacts and documents was a personal blow for the descendants of Brazil’s oldest inhabitants, who had long fought to preserve their heritage.
Fire at Brazil’s National Museum Threatens Hundreds of Years of History
The destruction to the building was significant, and it is unclear whether any historical artifacts had been saved. The museum housed a collection of more than 20 million items.
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