Today the 15th April 2019, Notre-Dame Cathedral caught fire. The construction of the cathedral started in 1160, and was nearly completed by 1260.
And based on how the situation looks right now… the history of the Notre-Dame cathedral may get an abrupt end 800 years later:
Some claim that it may have been set on fire on purpose, although no evidence indicates that so is the case. Maybe it was an accident that occured in relation to restorations of the cathedral. Perhaps it was improper welding protocols, or a careless smoker.
Symbolically, it’s a strong sign of the downfall of Western civilization.
And maybe it’s even a declaration of war?