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While fire claims Notre Dame spire, historic artwork and relics saved from blaze

Posted: 3:14 PM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-15 20:22:54Z
While fire claims Notre Dame spire, historic artwork and relics saved from blaze

Amid the devastation taking place on Monday at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, firefighters were able to salvage all of the historic artwork and relics contained in the complex.

The Paris Match, citing a Notre Dame priest, reported the news. While it has been reported that the artwork was saved, it is unknown if there has been any damage to the artwork.

The stained glass windows have stood the test of time, including vandalism and other attempts during the French Revolution. Some of the stained glass windows date back to the early 13th century. In modern times, the stained glass windows are restored every year.

Among the artwork that was reportedly saved was the crown of thorns, which is only displayed on Fridays and during Lent.