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Photos show the devastation inside the Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame is one of France's most visited sights, whose cultural heritage of art, artifacts and religious relics are invaluable. When the fire raged out of control Monday night in the heart of Paris, many believed that all would be lost.

a large part of the objects have been rescued. Some by pure luck. The gothic spire collapsed in the flames which quickly spread over the roof, but the front of the two towers looks to have survived.

– We can consider the main structure of the Notre-Dame rescued, " says Paris brandkårschef Jean-Claude Gallet.

Image 1 of 12 the Fire in the Notre-Dame is off. Photo: Christophe Petit Tesson/AP Slide 2 of 12 the Altar at Notre-Dame cathedral after the fire. Photo: Christophe Petit Tesson/AP Image 3 of 12 French's image from the creation of the Notre-Dame cathedral, 15 april 2019. Photo: Benoit Moser/AP Image 4 of 12 Photo: Christophe Petit Tesson/TT Image 5 of 12 French's image from the creation of the Notre-Dame cathedral, 15 april 2019. Photo: Douhard/AP Image 6 of 12 Smoke rises in front of the altarkorset in the Notre-Dame cathedral. Photo: Philippe Wojazer/AFP Image 7 of 12 the Smoke and flames are seen in the interior of Notre Dame cathedral. Photo: Yoan no additions/TT Image 8 of 12 Internal to the Notre Dame cathedral. Photo: Philippe Wojazer/AP Image 9 of 12 Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP Image 10 of 12 Photo: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP Image 11 of 12 the Spire to the cathedral of Notre-Dame collapsed on Monday. Photo: Geoffroy van der Hasselt/AFP Image 12 of 12 Photo: Julien de Rosa/TT Slideshow

On the images that the news agency AP took late on Monday inside Notre-Dame cathedral is seen the devastation after the storbranden.

is the part that is said to be from Jesus ' crown of thorns, the cathedral's hallmark. According to the christian faith, placed it on his head at the crucifixion.

A picture of the crown of thorns which Jesus is said to have been photographed in 2014. Photo: AP

– We formed a solidaritetskedja especially to save the artwork. They have now been able to be put in a safe place. This is a tragedy for the whole world. Notre-Dame is one of Paris 'history," says the city's mayor Anne Hidalgo to the BBC.

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01:49. This is the evening when the cathedral of Notre-Dame were burned in Paris – so it looked.

Franck Riester wrote on Monday night on Twitter that many of the cultural objects had been taken to the town hall.

At 13 o'clock on Tuesday said Riester at a press conference that several of the artworks had been transferred to the Louvre. It's all about, for example, the part of Jesus crown of thorns that was first transported to the city hall of Paris.

minister of culture also told me that the dress that is worn by king Louis IX is one of the objects rescued.

Vincent Dubois for Franceinfo that he has been told that his instrument, the great organ of Notre Dame which he plays, has managed to avoid the flames and devastation.

"It has been a miracle," he says, and tells us that he's been lying awake all night and crossed their fingers that the heavy takstrukturen would not crumble down and crush his beloved instrument.

– The most important thing now is to as soon as possible mount down and look over the organ during the time that the roof is restored and secured, " he says.

At the pictures from inside the cathedral you can see the organ and one of its big famous rose window. Firefighters have sprayed the water in a line around the areas, inter alia, for the protection of the great rosettfönstret.

the Organ and the large rosettfönstret, the picture is from 2004. Photo: Stephane de Sakutin

in the 1100's after the decision by king Louis VII and is in the gothic style. The king wanted to erect it as an impressive status symbol and the first stone should have been put in place in 1163 under pope Alexander III's visit.

It took generations to complete and was a huge project which required craftsmen with knowledge in many different areas, such as stonecutters, masons, builders, glass workers and carpenters – and lasted for generations.

the Opening ceremony took place in 1345.

”the Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1831) made international success, it was decided to carry out an extensive refurbishment program and among other things were added then the famous spire, which fell during the Monday.

Recently, yet another major renovation commenced, when the old cathedral was in dire need of a renovation, among other things, air pollution has caused great damage, and the cost is estimated at around eur 1.7 billion. Just before the fire broke out had been scaffolding in place to begin the first phase of renovation, which included the spire and blytaket in the cathedral.

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just a few days ago taken down the sixteen ärgade kopparstatyerna, of which twelve are Jesus ' apostles, who graced the spirans base. The statues have because of this done.

a Total of houses of Notre-Dame over 2.300 statues and sculptures from different times.

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