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Museu Nacional Mummy
Human Mummy
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Sex Male
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Culture pre-Columbian
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Location Museu Nacional (destroyed)
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A rare example of mummified remains found in the Brazilian province of Goianá, dating to 600 years prior to the arrival of Europeans.

Mummification

Natural mummification.

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A devastating fire on September 3, 2018 destroyed 90% of the museum collection including this mummy. Thecause to the catastrophic fire is still unknown. The museum, which is tied to the Rio de Janeiro federal university and the Education Ministry, was founded in 1818 by King John VI of Portugal and celebrated its 200th anniversary this year. It housed several landmark collections including Egyptian artifacts and the oldest human fossil found in Brazil. More than 20 million items ranging from archaeological findings to historical memorabilia were destroyed.

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