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    800+ years old and no serious issues. Statistically was it bound to happen? Still very sad.

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    16 Apr '19 14:10
    @great-big-stees said
    800+ years old and no serious issues. Statistically was it bound to happen? Still very sad.

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    A short history for anyone interested in reading it can be found on google.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/world/europe/notre-dame-cathedral-facts.html

    -VR
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    @very-rusty said
    Wonderful, but this thread is not about us, it is about Notre Dame!

    Someone was saying it took them 100 years to build starting in the 1100's finishing it in the 1200's. I obviously haven't looked up the history on it.

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    100 years to build it.

    Sounds like they used the same builders I had in recently.
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    16 Apr '19 14:471 edit
    @the-gravedigger said
    100 years to build it.

    Sounds like they used the same builders I had in recently.
    Well we are looking back at the 1100's, I am sure they didn't have the machinery and tools we have today. Probably chances are good they were much harder workers than the builders you had. 😉 I am amazed at how they built something so magnificent back then, as I am with much of the ancient buildings.

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    @very-rusty said
    Well we are looking back at the 1100's, I am sure they didn't have the machinery and tools we have today. Probably chances are good they were much harder workers than the builders you had. 😉 I am amazed at how they built something so magnificent back then, as I am with much of the ancient buildings.

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    And you are not allowed to boil people in oil now if they screw up.
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    16 Apr '19 21:15
    @the-gravedigger said
    And you are not allowed to boil people in oil now if they screw up.
    Can you submerge them in water to find out if they are witches?

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    @very-rusty said
    Can you submerge them in water to find out if they are witches?

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    No. You must weigh them against a duck.
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    16 Apr '19 21:21
    @shallow-blue said
    No. You must weigh them against a duck.
    I am pretty sure they would submerge them in water to find out if they were witches, if they survived they would then burn them at the stake. Either way, they weren't going to make it!!!

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    @very-rusty said
    I am pretty sure they would submerge them in water to find out if they were witches, if they survived they would then burn them at the stake. Either way, they weren't going to make it!!!

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    Threw them in water.
    If they swam they were witches and if they drowned they weren't.
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    16 Apr '19 21:27
    @the-gravedigger said
    Threw them in water.
    If they swam they were witches and if they drowned they weren't.
    Ok, lets go with that, either way same end result! 😉

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    16 Apr '19 22:30
    I just heard on the news that 800 million dollars have been raised to help restore Norte Dame!!! This is a place where the government look after the churches which is what makes it amazing that so many have contributed.

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    @very-rusty said
    I just heard on the news that 800 million dollars have been raised to help restore Norte Dame!!! This is a place where the government look after the churches which is what makes it amazing that so many have contributed.

    -VR
    I think the point is that Notre Dame is of immense architectural value,
    secondarily it is hugely important to Parisians and the French in general.
    That it is a Catholic building is not that important.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    I think the point is that Notre Dame is of immense architectural value,
    secondarily it is hugely important to Parisians and the French in general.
    That it is a Catholic building is not that important.
    I agree. Surely, we all can see that it is important to everyone with a feeling for architecture and historical values.
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    @wolfgang59 said
    I think the point is that Notre Dame is of immense architectural value,
    secondarily it is hugely important to Parisians and the French in general.
    That it is a Catholic building is not that important.
    However it's regarded: It's very important to Catholics.

    Just like the venerated Cathedral at Chartres, which has suffered several fires and calamities in its history, Notre Dame will be rebuilt. Thus it will become, even more of an endearment, to the world at-large.
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    17 Apr '19 14:39
    @wolfe63 said
    However it's regarded: It's very important to Catholics.

    Just like the venerated Cathedral at Chartres, which has suffered several fires and calamities in its history, Notre Dame will be rebuilt. Thus it will become, even more of an endearment, to the world at-large.
    There are those who say everything happens for a reason.

    -VR
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