NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL FIRE
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Paris prosecutors are investigating if an electrical short-circuit caused the fire that ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral.
- Fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris warned of potential weaknesses in the remains of the building.
- French President Emmanuel Macron said he wants the cathedral to be rebuilt in five years.
- The cathedral was undergoing renovations at the time of the fire, with some scrutiny fallen on the firms undertaking work on the 150-year-old spire, which collapsed Monday as the flames raged around it.
- The fire devastated large parts of the 850-year-old building before it was finally extinguished after a nine-hour battle. The remains which could survive is;
- The cathedral’s bell towers;
The cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris is home to scores of priceless artifacts, artwork and relics collected over the centuries. The cathedrals iconic bell towers — immortalized in Victor Hugo’s tale “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” — survived, along with the cathedral’s elaborate stonework façade.
- The Crown of Thorns;
The Crown of Thorns, believed to be a relic of the passion of Christ, and the Tunic of Saint Louis were among the venerated artifacts saved
- One of the cathedral’s rose windows;
After being rescued from the flames, some of the artifacts have been taken to the Louvre museum for safekeeping.
- Notre-Dame de Paris often referred to simply as Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral.
- The cathedral is consecrated to the Virgin Maryand considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
- On February 27th 1805, the Notre-Dame Cathedral was declared to be a Minor Basilica, an honorary title for churches in Roman Catholicism.
- The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation.
- It has a Zero point. The zero point is a spot in the cathedral, from where every distance of the France can be measured.