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UN cultural experts have offered to help in rebuilding the iconic structure of the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Director Mechtild Rössler who visited the site yesterday told UN News that the cathedral is a universal symbol and the centre of France and its devastation has left people across nations shocked.

Rössler said that a team of UNESCO experts is on hand to investigate the stability of the stonework.

The UNESCO chief said, the Cathedral is part of the World Heritage site officially known as “Paris, Banks of the Seine”, inscribed on the World Heritage List, in 1991.'

The cathedral, where construction began in the 1160s extending for more than a century, is considered to be the finest example of the French Gothic style of architecture, with its groundbreaking use of rib vaults and buttresses, stained glass rosettes and sculpted ornaments.




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