Paris, France, Jun 25, 2019 / 14:10 pm
A clock nearly identical to the one destroyed in the fire at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris has been found in storage. The duplicate was found at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Paris, in what is being called a "miraculous discovery." This find brings new hope restoration efforts at the landmark cathedral.
The original clock was located near the cathedral spire, which collapsed during the April 15 fire. It was feared there would be no way to rebuild the clock, as there were no surviving drawings of its mechanism or any digital records of how the clock was made.
The timepiece's near-twin was found by clockmaker Jean-Baptiste Viot, during a storage inventory at Holy Trinity.
Viot called the find "incredible," and "like finding a second copy of a burned book."