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(Brasília, Distrito Federal)
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The place is amazing, but the exhibit is not as good as it could be. I believe that hiring students who offer periodic guided tours would be incredible to value the collection, much more if they gave prominence to the architecture and everything.


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Tancredo Neves Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom

The Tancredo Neves Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom is a cenotaph in the Brazilian capital Brasília, dedicated to the honour of national heroes. It was conceived during the national shock following the death in 1984 of Tancredo Neves, the first elected civilian president after twenty years of military dictatorship.

Unlike other national pantheons it is not a mausoleum and does not contain any tombs.

It is located in the Praça dos Três Poderes in Brasilia. It was designed by Oscar Niemeyer as a modernist building symbolizing a dove. It has three floors with a total area of 2,105 m2 . The foundation stone was laid by French President François Mitterrand on 15 October 1985.

The exhibition area, entirely dedicated to Tancredo Neves, was reopened in 2013. It includes copies of documents, films by Silvio Tendler and interactive technologies.

The names of those honoured can be found in the "Livro de Aço" , also called the "Livro dos Heróis da Pátria" . This is housed on the third floor between the "Painel da inconfidência", a sculpture in honour of the martyrs of nineteenth-century uprising in Minas Gerais and the stained glass by Marianne Peretti. Each time a new name and biography is entered into its metal pages a ceremony in memory of the honouree is celebrated.



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