y'all, please send virtual hugs to the Brazilian people tonight, who lost their entire national museum in a catastrophic fire. thousands of artifacts that date back thousands of years were lost, as well invaluable artworks from many cultures. this is a terrible loss for humanity.

cnet.com/google-amp/news/20-mi

as an anthropologist, artist and a lover of brazilian culture, and as someone who studied tupi, this loss is staggering and tremendous.

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@joe @Canageek Indeed. This puts the loss in the area of events like the burning of the Alexandria Library.

(Or, more personally, and modern, but also keenly felt, the two fires at the Glasgow School of Art - home of the MacIntosh style.)

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