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


I hate seeing great history destroyed...

Did the real life movie happen?!

Author — YellowRain


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

Author — Dani Healy


And the French will cover everything with perfume of silence

Author — Hasip Ha


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

Gamers Rise.

Author — Moozinman


Plague: nah
Everything since 1200
Ww1: nah
Ww2: nah
Fire: I’m about to end this mans whole career

Author — ujqw


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

Author — Tom


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

Author — Vanillabean 318


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


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

Author — Tom Mathew


WWI: doesn’t destroy Norte dame

WW2: doesn’t destroy Norte dame

Memers: destroys Norte dame

Author — FitzAidan


Wars couldn’t destroy it.

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

Author — Big Yeet


RIP beautiful piece of history, art and architecture! The whole cultural world is mourning, not only Paris! :((((

Author — Valentina Conon


It is interesting to have watched it and say "I remember when the Notre Dame burned down" just like the day of 9/11...

Author — UnSanitary


So sad 😢 😢 😭😭😭 why did this had to happen 😭😭😭😭😭

Author — dream anime


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 — Sleepy


800 year old cathedral partly catches fire and everyone is in tears

Rainforests that have stood for millennia full of animals and more beauty burns/gets chopped down and no one cares.

Author — RaúlJiménez69


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


5:37 omg it was so beautiful😭😍 makes me want to cry😭

Author — Kailey Hall


When I heard about this, I immediately thought this was a cause of arson...

Author — Kevin Broderick