Cross, Other Artifacts Survive Notre Dame Fire

Despite the massive damage done by Monday’s fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, a number of priceless artifacts inside managed to survive.

Among the items left standing are the giant golden cross at the cathedral’s altar, which was untouched along with votive candles that remained lit the entire time.

Many relics housed inside including the cathedral’s famous Crown of Thorns were saved, thanks to workers forming a ‘human chain’, according to officials.

Also surviving the fire were the cathedral’s stained-glass ‘rose’ windows from the 13th century, copper statues representing the apostles and the Virgin Mary, and an 8,000-pipe organ built in the 18th century.