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9 Things People Don’t Know About The Burnt Notre Dame Cathedral

One of the world’s most visited tourist center, Notre Dame Cathedral, was recently involve in a fire disaster which happened on 15th April, 2019.

Notre Dame may be a world renowned center, but there are some hidden facts about the cathedral which people are not aware of.

READ ALSO: Totally Destroyed: SEE Wreckage Of The Notre Dame Cathedral (Photos)

Below are some facts people don’t know about Notre Dame:

1.   Notre Dame means ‘Our Lady of Paris’.

2.   The cathedral started in 1160 and was completed under Bishop Maurice de Sully in 1260.

3.   The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation.

4.   Notre dame is the most visited monument in Paris.

5.   The cathedral was visited by 12 million people annually.

6.   The building was undergoing renovation and restoration that was estimated to cost E100.

7.   The building suffered wreckage when it caught fire on the 15 April 2019.

8.    Major parts of the building were wrecked, including two-third of the roof.

9.    The only spared parts of the building were the two towers.


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