Notre Dame: Blaze engulfs medieval icon - BBC News

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It is one of the most famous buildings in the world. It has stood on the banks of the river Seine for more than 800 years. Tonight Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is completely engulfed by fire.

Huge crowds gathered in the streets around it - many were in tears. Notre Dame took 200 years to build - it's one of the greatest treasures of medieval architecture. Tonight it lies in ruins.

BBC News at Ten’s breaking coverage of the decimation of one of the world’s most iconic buildings, with Sophie Raworth, Lucy Williamson and Fergal Keane.

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im going to go there in assassins creed unity and pay my respects

Author — Ghostbullet47


NO ONE DIED! that's the important thing, everything else is replaceable! I'm an Iraqi and in the past 200 years, thousands of historical (3000+ yr olds) artefacts have either been stolen by the super powers or destroyed by local idiots (ISIS). After a building burned with a few hours half a billion was raised but when thousands are killed barely anything is raised.

Author — Mustafa


I hate seeing great history destroyed...

Did the real life movie happen?!



Morning in Paris, the city awakes
To the bells of Notre Dame

The fisherman fishes, the bakerman bakes

To the bells of Notre Dame

To the big bells as loud as the thunder

To the little bells soft as a psalm

And some say the soul of the city is

The toll of the bells

The bells of Notre Dame

Author — Edward III


What’s sad is how many wars it has been through yet it gets burned by (probably)

Author — Dani Healy


Please make some news about Amazon Rainforest 😢

Author — Tom mei


And the French will cover everything with perfume of silence

Author — Hasip Ha


This is a lesson for future.
Nobody cares about giving money for restoration before disaster.

Author — Tom


who made this fire?

nice job

Author — Helvian is God


3D mapping of the Notre Dame in Assassin’s Creed may be used to help rebuild the cathedral.

Gamers Rise.

Author — Moozinman


The Fire of the Notre Dame Cathedral is symbolic as the destruction of the WTC in N.Y., but fortunately without human sacrifices...

Author — Jan Wiącek


This is depressing to me a beautiful building structure that we lost, our ancestors will be disappointed to us for this to happen such beautiful building structure 😔

Author — Nasgu TGamer


Wars couldn’t destroy it.

Yet some stupid dude in a hard hat can burn it to pieces

Author — Big Yeet


If only they had not 'renovated' the cathedral, nothing would have happened.

Author — Silenced Stars


Please don’t let the secularists led by Macron near this priceless, holy house of God! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Author — Myrna Leon


Let’s just hope this is a small part of the landmarks legacy and the building will make full recovery🙏

Author — Tom Mathew


finally some vacant property to start walmart in europe

Author — Beamy Beams


I'm not religious whatsoever, but this is very very sad.

Author — Michael KnightRider


Doctor: Sir, you have been in a coma since 1875
Man: Oh boy! I can't wait to see my favorite medieval icon, Notre Dame!
Doctor: Well, um.

Author — Turny


May God bless France and all the world. Love from Iraq to France.

Author — هابيننب