CNET: Wikipedia seeks photos of 20 million artifacts lost in Brazilian museum fire

CNET: Wikipedia seeks photos of 20 million artifacts lost in Brazilian museum fire. “Wikipedia is fighting to preserve the memories of the 20 million artifacts lost in Sunday’s Brazilian museum fire. The Museu Nacional in Rio — one of the largest museums in the Americas — was consumed by fire and irreplaceable objects like the oldest human fossil found in Brazil and a 5.5-ton meteorite found in 1784 are believed to have been lost.” I’m sorry if it seems I’m harping on this, but it’s an incredible, incalculable loss. The Rio Olympics cost over $13 billion while this museum couldn’t get funding. Sometimes reading the news makes me want to cry.

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