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Three years ago the fire of Notre-Dame, Macron visits the construction site

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(ANSA) – PARIS, APRIL 15 – Nine days after the ballot on April 24 against Marine Le Pen, the candidate president, Emmanuel Macron visits the Notre-Dame shipyard today, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the devastating fire that took place on April 15 2019 destroyed part of the cathedral. “This visit will be an opportunity for the head of state to take stock of the progress of the construction site”, reported the Elysée. Meanwhile, the mysterious lead sarcophagus recently discovered during the works in the cathedral will soon be reopened at the medical institute. lawyer of Toulouse, in the south-west of the country, to discover its secrets “in compliance” with the legislation on human remains, announce the managers of the archaeological excavations. Three years after the fire that shook France and Europe, Notre- Dame-de-Paris progressively restored its original beauty, thanks to the daily work of an army of artisans at work to rebuild, clean it and reclaim it from the lead dust released by the stake. “The internal cleaning of the vaults, the walls and the floor”, which should be completed shortly, as well as the preparation of the vaults in view of their complete reconstruction, “have given the cathedral its original whiteness”, say the managers of the vast construction site. , to which a group of Italian restorers will also contribute – especially as regards the recovery of the paintings. Before the fire, the iconic cathedral of Paris welcomed 12 million visitors, 2,400 religious services and 150 concerts every year. The shipyard can count on an unprecedented momentum of solidarity, with donations totaling 844 million euros from all over the world. The goal is to reopen the cathedral to the public in 2024, the year of the Paris Olympic Games. The causes of the fire are still uncertain, but investigators continue to lean towards the scenario of imprudence rather than that of a malicious act. In June 2019, at the end of the preliminary investigation, the Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz said he favored the hypothesis of an accident, evoking a badly extinguished cigarette or an electrical fault.

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