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A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever: Documentation and Digital Archiving of Heritage

In collaboration with Vamsi Krishna Vemuri

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness, but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep...” - John Keats

The Notre-Dame Cathedral is the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals of the medieval times and is distinguished for its size, antiquity, and architectural interest. Pope Alexander III laid its foundation stone in 1163, and the high altar was sanctified in 1189. The western facade, the nave, and the coir were constructed in 1250, and chapels, porches and other embellishments were added over the next hundred years.

Recently, during a restoration campaign, the attic of the cathedral had a severe fire accident, as it destroyed most of the roof, including Viollet-le-Duc’s 19th-century spire, and some of the rib vaulting.

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