Notre Dame Cathedral

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Notre Dame Cathedral

Lauren Miller, Newspaper staff

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On Monday April 15, in the early morning, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire and was engulfed in flames for several hours. This destroyed the well-known piece of history.
The site was undergoing construction when someone reported a fire in the attic of the Cathedral which was surrounded by scaffolding (a temporary support structure). Soon after, there were four hundred firefighters trying everything they could to spray water on the structure before damaging anything more. After 9 hours, they managed to put out the flames. This building is important to so many people, making it devastating to the people in the community around it.
Till this day the cathedral is important to many as tourists and visitors come to do pilgrimage and prayer. With it being Holy Week (the week before Easter), millions of Christians were expected to come to mark the death and resurrection of Jesus. This was a religion in France as it remains the beating heart of French Catholicism with everyday mass.
The Notre dame cathedral is one of the most well-known monuments in Paris and in all of Europe. It is over 800 years old taking it 200 years to actually build and finish which started in 1163 with king louis V1l and was completed in 1345.this monument has a great amount of history to it with both bad and good things, the cathedral was once almost knocked down but was saved by napoleon who himself was crowned emperor inside in 1804.
The French President Emmanuel Macron has promised the people of Paris and the world, that the well-known monument will be rebuilt with a national fundraiser, restoring will start to happen on Tuesday and it will cost $6.8 million, hopefully making it stand like the original structure.

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