700-year-old coffin discovered at Notre Dame Cathedral – Paris
According to information from the French Ministry of Culture, archaeologists at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris have discovered a previously unknown 14th-century lead sarcophagus, along with a number of artifacts. other burial. Currently, the identity of the owner of the coffin is still a mystery. The features and location of the coffin suggest that it is the resting place of “a person of high dignitaries”.
Three years after being damaged by the fire, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is in the process of being restored and restored. The coffin and the burial objects mentioned above were discovered during this process. In addition, the excavation team also confirmed the discovery of a pit filled with sculptures that were once part of the roof of the church, which existed around 1230 AD and was destroyed in the early 1700s. Previously discovered pieces of this work are now on display at the Louvre Museum.
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