Archeologists find historical artifacts beneath Notre Dame Cathedral

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Despite the damage from that big fire in 2019, restoration and excavation reveals new histories.

tta2013

*During the preparatory excavation, archeologists discovered a number of historical artifacts including painted sculptures, tombs and sections of the lost rood screen which was a sort-of fence that was constructed in 1230 to separate the choir from the congregation.* some sections of the floor of the cathedral were broken open during the fire and as part of the repair process, some spots have been explored by archeologists.

ajtrns

Um, am I the only one who thought “of course they find a tomb and archaeological significant things under the cathedral that’s been standing for 800 years.” Still cool.

PinkPoodleOFDOOM

If they find an ancient invisibility ring, it’s mine, my own, my precious.

paxfuturus

People are forgetting the fact that these things were buried way down there for a reason.

Kaijutkatz