Further Review: Notre-Dame de Paris

Every year, 12 million tourists make their pilgrimage to Paris to experience the majesty of one of the most iconic churches, Notre-Dame cathedral. The fire on April 16, 2019, threatens its existence.

TIMELINE

1163
Pope Alexander witnessed the first stone being laid for the cathedral.

1270King St. Louis offered the South Rose window, one of three rose windows in the church.

1240-1345
Builders finish the cathedral with the integration of several Gothic elements.

1401
“The great organ,” one of the largest of its kind in the world, is placed in Notre Dame.

1789
Statues of Saint Judah are removed by French Revolutionaries, who cause severe damage to the church.

1831
The book “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” by Victor Hugo inspires an initiative to repair and restore Notre Dame.

2019
A massive fire swept across the top of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame cathedral as it was undergoing renovations, collapsing its spire and threatening one of the world’s greatest architectural treasures.

Source: Further Review: Notre-Dame de Paris | The Spokesman-Review

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