Fire destroys 200 year old National Museum of Brazil

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And... the destruction of artifacts continues. This time 20 million items are gone forever.

Museu Nacional
...was the oldest scientific institution of Brazil and one of the largest museums of natural history and anthropology in the Americas.

BBC News reports that the museum, which once served as the residence for the Portuguese royal family, celebrated its 200-year anniversary earlier this year. BBC says the museum contains more than 20 million items in its collection. According to the museum's website, it has more than 20,000 items related to the history of Brazil and other countries, and that many of its collections came from members of Brazil's royal family.

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Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum has been consumed by fire, and much of its archive of 20m items is believed to have been destroyed. The fire at Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old National Museum began after it closed to the public on Sunday and raged into the night. There were no reports of injuries, but the loss to Brazilian science, history and culture was incalculable, two of its vice-directors said.

“It was the biggest natural history museum in Latin America. We have invaluable collections. Collections that are over 100 years old,” Cristiana Serejo, one of the museum’s vice directors, told the G1 news site.


Marina Silva, a former environment minister and candidate in October’s presidential elections said the fire was like “a lobotomy of the Brazilian memory”.

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Luiz Duarte, another vice-director, told TV Globo: “It is an unbearable catastrophe. It is 200 years of this country’s heritage. It is 200 years of memory. It is 200 years of science. It is 200 years of culture, of education.” TV Globo also reported that some firefighters did not have enough water to battle the blaze.

National Museum fire today: Massive blaze engulfs 200-year-old museum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - CBS News
MASSIVE fire at National Museum of Brazil engulfs ENTIRE BUILDING
Brazil museum fire: ‘incalculable’ loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted
Fire Engulfs a Brazilian Museum, Threatening Hundreds of Years of History

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KD: What's there to say? Sad.

They just keep on destroying those few links to our real past we still have left.

And the cover up has begun. Just like in the 19th century - blame the wood, and funding.
One member of staff told the network that project managers had had "tremendous difficulty" trying to secure funding for "sufficient" resources for the palace.
Another, librarian Edson Vargas da Silva, is quoted by local media describing the building, which he said had wooden floors and contained "a lot of things that burn very fast", such as paper documents.
 
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It's all good. One can not say enough about this artifact carnage.

This "wooden floor and paper documents" comment by the librarian sure does make sense. With that in mind, they can burn every single museum in the world now.
 

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Thankfully they built an arch and avoided a lot of unnecessary death.
Pretty clear who triumphed here.

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Brazil, Porto Alegre: Victory statue of the triumph arch "Monumento ao Expedicionario" at Farroupilha city Park​
 
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Brasiliens Nationalmuseum niedergebrannt
A spokesman for the fire department said 80 firefighters fought the flames. However, some historical objects could have been brought to safety. "With the help of museum staff, we were able to put many objects aside," he told the TV station Globo News. At the beginning, the fire-fighting work was very slow because two hydrants near the museum did not work. Instead, trucks would have had to get water from a nearby lake.
 

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With that in mind, they can burn every single museum in the world now.
To this there is an Option of ' sudden total collaps'.
The six-story archive Building [Historical Archive of the City of Cologne] collapsed on 3 March 2009, along with two neighboring apartment Buildings....Around 90% of archival records were buried by the collapse...The archive contains official records and private documents from all ages of Cologne history, as well as an extensive library of manuscripts. While the adjective "historical" in its name might suggest a closed, complete archive with a focus on older history, the archive is also the official government repository responsible for collecting recent municipal records.

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Im sure ISIS destroyed things, but others say, that eventually this is sometimes also fake. They destroyed cheap replicas and the real Skulpture are stolen or so.

Is ISIS really destroying Artefacts ?

The Video Creator says that it is strange that rebar is inside the Statues, As i learned , we are only the descendants from a word before. And we build the same technic as our ancestors.

Rebar in destroyed Budda`s
 
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They only think those are replicas because it has rebar in them. It's much harder to explain why some 2000 year old artifacts which are supposed to be made of solid stone have metal frame inside.
Sure that rebar stabilise the originals , but eventually will this also in replicas. One other point is, that sometimes the plaster looking to new , as i heared.

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Just like the World expositions were all fake? We have to rethink our view of a past made out of stone. Who in their right mind creates everything out of stone when you have concrete and other liquid materials and you can mold everything with almost no effort?
 
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Here is why I think none of those were fake. Isis destroyed Ancient Sites altogether. As in huge structures were blown up. It would be naive that in the process there were a few replica statues added to the pile. Were those "ancient" sites also fake, because those 70 foot columns also had rebar, and other metal parts?

Here Are the Ancient Sites ISIS Has Damaged and Destroyed

Here is the remains of a "solid" granite 16th century (allegedly) statue, Russians unearthed at their Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. Of course it is not 2,000 years old, but it is also not supposed to exist in this state.

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Just like the World expositions were all fake? We have to rethink our view of a past made out of stone. Who in their right mind creates everything out of stone when you have concrete and other liquid materials and you can mold everything with almost no effort?
Especially this so called Carving from Stone, no one will do this today.
Nothing carved

These are ancient Structures and you see the brown rust inside.

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This is we build today :

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Same technic in ancient Struktures.

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This are from this Video.

Megaliths dont exist
 
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