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Sarcophagus Discovered Beneath Notre-Dame Will Soon Be Opened – ARTnews.com

A sarcophagus made of lead discovered in the depths of the Notre-Dame Cathedral among an ancient graveyard will soon be opened, French archaeologists said Thursday. The sarcophagus was found laying amid several tombs “of remarkable scientific quality” 65 feet below the central spot where the transept crosses the 12th century Gothic church’s nave, France’s Culture Minister, said last month. The discoveries were made during ...

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Sarcophagus Made of Lead Discovered Beneath Notre-Dame Cathedral – ARTnews.com

Several ancient tombs, including a 14th-century lead sarcophagus, have been found beneath the floor of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, offering new insights into the history of Paris’s famed landmark. The discoveries were made during excavation works inside the church in anticipation of the reconstruction of the church’s spire, which collapsed during the 2019 blaze. A team of archaeologists was present to ensure the historic structure ...

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Controversial Plans to Modernize Notre-Dame Move Forward – ARTnews.com

France’s National Heritage and Architecture Commission has approved proposed plans for Notre-Dame Cathedral’s restoration this past Thursday, the New York Times reports. Following the 2019 fire that engulfed the beloved Paris cathedral, French President Emmanuel Macron, along with a group of designers, proposed that Notre-Dame absorb modernizing touches, including a revamped spire. A major outcry ensued, with architects and other experts alleging that the ...

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Fire Damaged Notre-Dame Cathedral Seeks More Funding—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines WHILE BILLIONAIRES AND COMPANIES RUSHED to donate money to rebuild Paris’s Notre-Dame cathedral after it burned in 2019, the Catholic diocese is still seeking more funding to restore and upgrade its interior, the AFP reports. The issue: a French law requires that cash raised through the public subscription can only go toward structural issues with the building, which is ...

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Art Industry News: Notre-Dame Is Partially Reopening by Letting the Public View an Art Show in Its Crypt + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 9. NEED-TO-READ T.S. Eliot’s Estate Rescues the Brontë Museum – T.S. Eliot’s estate has donated £20,000 ($26,000) to help the financially struggling Brontë Parsonage Museum in Yorkshire stay open. The funds are coming ...

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