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Notre-Dame cathedral through the centuries: From Napoleon to the Jeanne d'Arc

dating from the 1100-century Notre-Dame cathedral been through more than most of the buildings on the european continent. It has survived a 30-year war, French

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Notre-Dame cathedral through the centuries: From Napoleon to the Jeanne d'Arc

dating from the 1100-century Notre-Dame cathedral been through more than most of the buildings on the european continent. It has survived a 30-year war, French revolution and Adolf Hitler – among many other things.

The gothic praktmonumentet next to the Seine river has over the centuries not only served as a holy pilgrimage town for catholics, attracted millions of tourists and served as perhaps the most important symbol of France. It has also been the scene of a series of crucial events in European history, both those that have occurred in the real and in fiction.

the Notre-Dame cathedral in 1911. Photo: AP

that occurred during the mighty vaults hear the coronation of Henry VI of England, in the year 1431. He is the only English monarch who could call himself King of France.

a Few centuries later it was the warlord Napoleon Bonaparte's turn to let himself be crowned emperor in Paris's proudest building. In 1804, he received the crown from Pope Pius VII's hand.

It was also here that krigarinnan Jeanne d'arc was canonised long after his death. 1920 was the peasant girl who could neither read or write up among the saints, and is now France's nationalhelgon.

the fictional horror novel about the vanskapte the hunchback of Notre-Dame. The legend later became a Disneyfilm, which is considered to have contributed to further increase the attractiveness of the already fabled monument.

But not least, the cathedral contained a series of sacred relics, as the catholics believe, have belonged to Jesus. There are a part of the crown of thorns which Jesus is believed to have worn, as well as a part of the cross on which he korsfästets on.

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