This is the story of Dervis M Korkut, a scholar who helped save Jewish lives and preserve their heritage in Bosnia.
The items recovered so far include the remains of several pieces, including Brazilian indigenous arrows, a Peruvian vase, and a pre-Colombian funeral urn.
Digital scans of about 300 objects mean modern techniques could be used to build replicas.
Many Brazilians are demanding answers, asking how so much of the country's heritage could have meant so little that the country's National Museum could go unprotected. The building had no fire system, despite its priceless collections.
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