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The Treasury at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris

Last year I got married and went to Paris, and while wandering around one day we ended up on the Île de la Cité so we went to Notre Dame and went in.  Both of us had been to Notre Dame before, but something we had neglected to check out on previous visits was the treasury, which was full of freaky ancient treasures. The treasury houses religious objects like bones from saints, fancy gold cups that popes drank from, and objects given to the church at various royal baptisms, weddings, or coronations.  It is dimly lit, macabre.  The treasure is in gold vitrines and lit by florescent lights.  There were robes that Napoleon wore, an ancient shroud, a crown.  By...

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