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"I am a postgraduate student in zoology of the National Museum (Ppgzoo) Since 2013. The is considered the second best zoology course in the world. Since 2013 the National Museum is my second home, where countless times I entered the laboratory of ichthyology at 8 am and leaves at 21 pm, anxious to continue my research the next day. I always felt very proud to live and be part of the largest natural history museum in Latin America, which is also the oldest research institution in Brazil, with 200 years of history. Pass through the halls of the palace, see the largest mounted dinosaur in Latin America, as well as the largest collection collection, the pieces of Pompeii, the record of all indigenous languages spoken, the five million insects listed, luzia - the first human fossil of Brazil - among so many other wonders, is something that always filled me with pride. Passing through the same halls where the imperial family lived, posing alongside the meteorite meteorite, imitating what Albert Einstein did when visiting the museum. I always thought, " I'm studying at the national museum!!!"

But last Sunday I saw the National Museum burn in front of me. I have heard the horrible sound of the burning floors in flames and the cry of despair of people around me. My hair and my clothes were covered by the ashes of our story, literally. I arrived at the museum around 20 At that time the fire was consuming only the front. I was reminded that there was only one water hose being used. Soon after water ended. At all times there were more and more trucks, but no water. The Fire Hydrant in front of the building didn't work and the fire truck was dry. Over three hours the fire had complete freedom to lick the palace from one end to the other. When the water finally came, there wasn't much more to save than the outer walls. At the entrance of the palace consumed by the flames, today we see only the meteorite meteorite unscathed over its pedestal.

However, I would like to make it clear that the National Museum is not dead! Not everything was lost. We still have a rich collection that wasn't hit by fire because it was stored in other buildings. We lost unrecoverable parts but not people. They're the ones who did and do the museum over the 200 years. Whether by the study of disease vectors, detailed description of crop pests or preservation of our history and identity as Brazilian people, the entire society benefits from the work of the National Museum. This work continues and so it will be. They want to turn us into ashes, but we're all bedengó!" - Emanual_Nauhaus