There are a lot of them. rioters Who invaded government buildings on Jan. 8 in An attack on Brazil’s democracy left behind a trail of destruction whose full scope is only now coming into full view.

The national survey was a meticulous one. artistic Heritage Institute on Thursday night’s 50-page report was released. The bulk of it is a photograph catalog listing the damage. These damages go beyond broken glass. on Exteriors of the Supreme Court, Congress and presidential palaces, architectural icons.

The destruction of modernist furniture, including portraits, defaced sculptures, and smashed ceramics, led to the desecration of many pieces. Carpets were found soaked with water from the buildings’ sprinkler systems, as well as with urine.

It rioters — die-hard supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro who refuse to accept his election defeat — marred the iconic marble ramp leading up the presidential palace with scratches, some stretching two feet in The report states that the length is approximately 3.5 meters. The Supreme Court saw them carving into a wooden table made in the past. “Supreme are the people” — a phrase popular among backers of Bolsonaro, who often strained against the checks of the top court.

Rioters stormed the National Congress Building in Brasilia on Jan. 8.
Culture Minister Margareth Menezes waves to the press after inspecting art pieces damaged by rioters.
Margareth Menezes (Minister of Culture) waves to the Press after she has inspected art damaged by rioters.

The artworks are listed below destroyed It was made in 17th century by Balthazar Martinot, and gifted to the Portuguese King by the French royal court. Martinot clock. in Existence is in France’s Palace of Versailles, though is half the size, Brazil’s presidency said in Make a statement. Bruno Giorgi’s 60-year-old bronze statue of a flutist was also destroyed and pieces were found scattered throughout a room. on the presidential palace’s third floor.

Vandals plowed rocks into Emiliano Di Calvalcanti’s mural. The president’s palace stated in It stated that the painting was a work of art. “As Mulatas”Although the work was valued at $1.5million, it is likely that works this size will fetch a lot more at an auction.

“The damage was not random, it was obviously deliberate,” Rogerio Carvalho, the presidential palace’s curator, said in An interview conducted while the work is being viewed. The work “was perforated in seven places using rocks taken from the square with a pickaxe. Which is to say, there is a movement of intolerance toward what this palace represents.”

The total cost of the destruction hasn’t yet been established. Rodrigo Pacheco (Senate president) placed the damage in Only his chamber in Congress in The millions.

The day after the uprising, Justice Minister Flávio Dino said Federal Police surveys will enable the attorney-general’s office to hold perpetrators financially responsible.

This selection “is an artistic treasure of the Brazilian people, which belongs to the nation and whose integrity needs to be respected,” Brazil’s culture minister, Margareth Menezes, told reporters on Tuesday. “The idea is to create a memorial about this violence we suffered, so that it never happens again.”