Losing Heritage in the 21st Century

“The World Embraces Notre Dame.”

Figure 1: Quasimodo embracing the Notre Dame Cathedral, Drawing by Cristina Correa Freile.

On Monday, 15 April 2019, the sound of the fire alarm in the Notre Dame Cathedral broke out as millions around Paris and the world watched their beloved Lady catch fire.

This cathedral of 856 years that once withstood the French Revolution was no match for the engulfing flames, leading to the loss of its roof, spire, and…



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