Financial Mail - - BETWEEN THE CHAINS -

Mil­lions of an­cient arte­facts rang­ing from ar­chae­o­log­i­cal finds to his­tor­i­cal mem­o­ra­bilia went up in smoke at the week­end when a fire ripped through the Na­tional Mu­seum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. The mu­seum was founded in 1818 by King John VI of Por­tu­gal.

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