The treasures that survived the devastating Notre Dame inferno have been revealed – with the great organ and several priceless paintings rumoured been destroyed. Franck Riester, France’s culture minister, said on Tuesday that the cathedral’s main organ ‘seems to be quite affected’ by the blaze while the fate of several other artefacts remains unknown. Firefighters reported that some of the large paintings inside the cathedral were too heavy to take down from the walls and save. Mr Riester said the paintings were mostly undamaged but many may have suffered some effects from the smoke. Inferno: The burning interior of Notre Dame cathedral during the horrific blaze in Paris on Monday evening Heroes: Paris firefighters rush into the cathedral to tackle the blaze and save the medieval building from collapse ‘The large paintings, at first glance, have not been affected by the fire. But, often in these situations, there is water damage,’ Mr. Riester added. It comes as it was reported officials attending the Notre Dame blaze initially couldn’t find any sign of fire despite the alarm being raised 23 minutes before the structure went up in flames. Paris public prosecutor Rémy Heitz announced on Tuesday that firefighters were called to the… Read full this story
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