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Notre dame cathedral

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.

Key data’s:

  • 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;
  1. 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.

  1. 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

  1. 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:

  • 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.

http://iasipstnpsc.in/unescos-list-of-intangible-cultural-heritage/

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/16/europe/notre-dame-explainer-scli-intl/index.html

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/18/europe/notre-dame-fire-cause-short-circuit-intl/index.html

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/16/europe/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-intl/index.html

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