Priceless artifacts dating back 11,000 years were destroyed as a fire consumed Brazil’s National Museum.
Over 20 million artifacts were lost on Sunday after a fire burned down Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum, located in Rio de Janeiro.
The country’s largest natural archive were consumed by the fire, including a 11,500 year-old skull and bones, ancient Egyptian mummies, and the largest meteor ever found in Brazil.
It is still unclear what caused the fire. There have been no serious injuries reported.
“200 years of work, research and knowledge have been lost,” said Brazil’s president Michel Temer. “It’s a sad day for all Brazilians.”