If you were online this past weekend, you probably saw at least one headline about the destruction of the National Museum of Brazil. It recalls the (semi-apocryphal) fire at the Library of Alexandria — countless cultural treasures burned to ash in a matter of hours. This is a huge loss for humanity, even if you don't live anywhere near Brazil. Here's what was lost, and what managed to survive.
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Gone for Good
Out of the Fire
Written by Reuben Westmaas September 4, 2018
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