In The Wake Of The Notre-Dame Fire, Experts Made A Disturbing Discovery

A Nightmare That Became A Reality

Notre-Dame on Christmas
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

For those in charge of the cathedral, as well as experts and history buffs, this was a situation that they had long feared. With parts of the structure dating all the way back to the twelfth century, the stonework in many of the areas was already incredibly vulnerable.

Up top, a lot of the attic, spire, and oak beams from centuries ago had dried out, making the entire cathedral susceptible to a devastating fire.