Revolution, Napoleon and Now Fire: What Paris’ Iconic Notre Dame Cathedral Has Endured

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Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral caught fire  (April 15), a shocking inferno that soon collapsed part of the building’s spire.

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According to the BBC, the cause of the fire was not immediately known, but may have been linked to ongoing renovation work on the building. It’s not yet clear how much of the famous twin-towered church that the fire will destroy, but the damage — including to the church’s famous stained glass — is apparently extensive. Continue reading