Ancient tombs and statues discovered during Notre Dame restoration


As restoration work continues on Notre Dame cathedral, following a fire in April 2019 which came close to destroying the whole of the Paris landmark, archaeologists have discovered ancient tombs, statues and a body-shaped sarcophagus buried under the building and dating from the Middle Ages. 

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An archaeological dig under Notre Dame Cathedral has uncovered an extraordinary treasure of statues, sculptures, tombs and pieces of an original rood screen dating back to the 13th century, reports The Guardian.