Rain Threatens Recovery of Brazil’s National Museum in Rio

Archaeologists, researchers, and students are racing to recover any pieces from Brazil's National Museum, which was destroyed in a massive blaze on September 2nd, as rain and humidity threaten further damage.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to officials leading the recovery and reconstruction of the National Museum of Brazil, which was destroyed in a massive fire on September 2nd, the 200-year-old structure is now facing the threat of an entirely different element: rain.

"We're pretty worried about the rain," exclaimed archaeologist Cláudia Carvalho to reporters on Wednesday (November 7th). "There was rain and heat soon after, which is not good at all. Rain is always a complication because it ends up exposing the material to excessive moisture."

Carvalho, who was at one . . .

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