The sarcophagus discovered under Notre Dame Cathedral in March has been removed, and reconstruction is back on track.
In March, the restoration effort at Notre Dame de Paris revealed a surprising discovery: a centuries-old sarcophagus. Now, the team of experts working to excavate the site has announced that they will soon open it.
According to Axios, the sarcophagus was only discovered because of the fire that devastated the cathedral in April of 2019. The leaden casket was resting below the floor where Notre Dame’s vaults came crashing down. It was while ensuring the floor was sturdy enough to support new scaffolding that the sarcophagus was found.