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AC unit to blame for museum blaze in Brazil

Seven months after a devastating fire swept through Brazil’s National Museum, an air conditioning unit has been cited as the ‘primary cause’ of the blaze. The announcement was made by police experts on April 4th although the investigation is ongoing. ‘There was various pieces of evidence that allowed us to conclude that the (air conditioning […]

After a devastating fire, Brazil’s National Museum seeks to continue research

After a fire in September, Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro was devastated. Priceless artefacts and ongoing research were completely lost as the massive blaze that engulfed everything. Of the 20 million items, including ‘Luzia’ – the 12,000-year-old remains of the oldest found Latin American woman – it is estimated that 92.5% of them […]