The ancient lintel depicts Yama, the god of death, riding a buffalo above Kala’s face. The lintel is from Prasat Nong Hong temple in Buriram province. (Photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

A tale of two lintels: The National Museum welcomes back Thailand’s long-lost treasures

Bangkok’s National Museum is currently displaying two ancient stone lintels that were recently retrieved from the Asia Art Museum in San Francisco. Sculpted sometime in the 9th or 10th century,…

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People watch as a massive fire engulfs the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil’s oldest, on Sunday. The cause of the fire was not yet known, according to local media.

Massive fire tears through Brazil’s 200-year old National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A massive fire raced through Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items,…

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