The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro has been gutted by fire.
The fire is reported to have started on Sunday evening.
The cause of the fire is not known and no injuries were recorded.
The museum which was established in 1818, celebrated its 200th anniversary this year. It used to be the residence of the Portuguese royal family.
The museum contains over 20 million items, including mummies, meteorites, insects, & fossils.
BREAKING: The National Museum of #Brazil in #Rio is completely consumed in fire. Founded in 1818, the museum is the holder of over 20 million items, including mummies, meteorites, insects, & fossils. So sad to see history in flames 🙁
— Justin Fleenor 🔁 (@JustinFleenor) September 3, 2018
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