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Notre-Dame de Paris - solidarity and compassion
The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina expresses its solidarity and compassion for the French people on the catastrophic fire of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris last night.
Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral is the Church of the Archdiocese of Paris dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The construction began with the encouragement of Bishop Maurice de Sully and lasted for more than two centuries, from 1163 until the middle of the 14th century. It is located in the heart of Paris, on the island of Île de la Cité. The Cathedral was the site of many major events of French history. During the Middle Ages it was a parish church, and in 1239 it received a relic which, according to tradition, is considered the Christ thorn crown, which, fortunately, last night was rescued from the fire. In the Cathedral in 1804, in the presence of Pope Pius VII, Napoleon Bonaparte was crowned.It is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
This five-aisled building of unique architecture, 130 meters long, 48 meters wide and 36 meters in height, with its symbolic as well as real content, is one of the most important monuments of Gothic art and is priceless for French society and world civilization in general. We sincerely hope that the preserved parts of the Cathedral and the preserved works of art will be enough basis for its full restoration!