As A Scientist Investigated Notre-Dame’s Charred Remains, He Uncovered A Disturbing Secret

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In April 2019 the world watched in horror as flames engulfed one of Europe’s most iconic buildings, leaving little more than a charred and broken ruin. But fast forward one year, and experts are hard at work renovating the gothic beams and arches of Notre-Dame de Paris. In amidst the piles of ash and debris in the cathedral, however, a scientist made a somewhat disturbing discovery.