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GK of the day: Notre-Dame de Paris

GK of the day: Notre-Dame de Paris

A major fire erupted at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on April 15, 2019 which claimed its spire and roof.

The exterior of the roof over the long main section believed to have been built in early 13th century, bore the maximum damage.

History of Notre Dame

Construction of iconic Notre Dame began in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII and was completed in 1345.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a worldwide Parisian icon and the location of some of the most important moments in the history of France.

Henry VI of England was crowned inside the cathedral in 1431 and Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned emperor of France inside the cathedral in 1804.

The Notre Dame cathedral receives nearly 13 million visitors a year and is home to exquisite religious artifacts, paintings, sculptures and other priceless works of art.

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