Brazil's 200-year old National Museum hit by massive fire with 20 million artifacts lost
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A 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro was hit on Sunday by a massive fire, images from television station Globo showed, threatening its collection of more than 20 million items ranging from archeological findings to historical memorabilia. According to Globo’s website, there was no information yet on potential deaths, injuries, cause of the fire or extent of damage at Rio’s Museu Nacional. The fire broke out after visiting hours and was still raging and appeared …

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