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In Brazil's National Museum Fire, Officials Fear 'Incalculable' Loss Of Artifacts

The blaze started Sunday night, spreading through the 200-year-old building and engulfing some of its 20 million artifacts.
A fire burned Sunday at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. Source: Buda Mendes

A massive fire that engulfed Brazil's National Museum Sunday night has left staff and officials fearful that many of the nation's most precious artifacts have been lost forever.

The museum housed 20 million items, including objects that tell the story of Brazil's past: the first

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