Posted by on April 15, 2019 4:16 pm
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As a fire rages at the great cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France is mourning the destruction of one of the most prominent symbols of its national heritage—and Christians and art buffs the world over are lamenting the potential loss of a thousand years of history and faith. While it’s unclear at the moment which treasures from inside Notre Dame may survive the flames, here are some of the cathedral’s most famous artworks, Catholic relics, and architectural gems that are now in peril:

High Altar

Among the treasures inside the famous Cathedral, where every day Parisians celebrate weddings, funerals and baptisms, is the high altar with a Nicolas Coustou painting of the Descent from the Cross from 1723.

Read more at The Daily Beast.