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Mystery sarcophagus found in Notre-Dame will soon be opened

April 16, 2022 | Comment icon 5 comments



Who lies within the mystery sarcophagus ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Gilbert Bochenek
The coffin was unexpectedly discovered in the bowels of the cathedral following the devastating fire.
When the news broke that the iconic Parisian cathedral had become shrouded in flames back in 2019, countries around the world united in expressing their sadness and dismay.

While the fearless efforts of firefighters ultimately managed to save the building from being totally destroyed, it will take years to fully restore the cathedral to its former glory.

There is at least one upside to the disaster, however - the discovery of previously unseen relics hidden deep within the structure.

One of these - a large stone sarcophagus thought to date back to the 14th Century - was found during preparatory work to rebuild Notre-Dame's spire.
As things stand, nobody knows who is interred inside, however an exploration of its contents using an endoscopic camera has revealed that is does contain a skeleton as well as several artefacts.

Having been carefully extracted from the cathedral grounds last week, the sarcophagus could be opened in the very near future, revealing its secrets for the first time in several centuries.

With any luck, it will be possible to determine the age, gender, social status and perhaps even identity of the deceased individual interred within it.

To have been buried under Notre-Dame itself, whoever it is must have been quite important.



Source: Phys.org | Comments (5)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Jon the frog 3 months ago
Lead coffin, nice !
Comment icon #2 Posted by nevins 3 months ago
Finally Jimmy Hoffa has been found.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Eldorado 2 months ago
A mysterious leaden sarcophagus discovered in the bowels of Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral after it was devastated by a fire will soon be opened and its secrets revealed, French archaeologists said Thursday. The announcement came just a day before the third anniversary of the inferno that engulfed the 12th century Gothic landmark, which shocked the world and led to a massive reconstruction project. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/mystery-sarcophagus-found-notre-dame-155526021.html
Comment icon #4 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 months ago
It's maybe Mr. Nostradamus himself? He predicted that his coffin would be reopened in April 2022.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jaded1 2 months ago
It can only be...


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