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Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze, museum assures

Sep 6, 2018

Centuries old Torah not burned in Rio blaze, museum assures

Brazil's National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism's oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America. Questions about the fate ...

Bone fragments found in gutted, smoldering Rio museum provide some hope

Sep 5, 2018

Bone fragments found in gutted, smoldering Rio museum provide some hope

Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that turned historic and scientific artifacts to ashes. Flames tore through the museum Sunday night, and ...