Rio’s 200-Year-Old National Museum Destroyed in Massive Fire

A massive blaze has completely engulfed the National Museum of Brazil destroying more than twenty million rare and historical objects.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a sad and shocking scene late Sunday (September 2nd), the National Museum of Brazil, one of the largest natural history and anthropological museums in the Americas, was destroyed in a massive fire that consumed the entire 200-year-old structure located inside Quinta da Boa Vista park in Rio de Janeiro.

Around fifty firefighters continued to battle the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?