Following the devastating fire which engulfed large parts of the iconic Notre Dame cathedral various Christian believers began peddling a ‘Miracle of God’ theory over the golden cross inside the cathedral suffering no damage in the fire.
Many such tweets thus inferred that God had ensured the survival of the cross while the cathedral around it burnt. Soon after such claims began gaining traction, various science enthusiasts stepped in to bust the theory and scientifically answer why was it indeed the case.
This means that while the temperature inside the cathedral was enough to burn wood it wasn’t enough to melt gold, thus ensuring the cross’s survival.
As per scientists’ estimates, the temperature inside the cathedral might have reached a range of 930 to 1037 degree Celsius thereby just helping the cross survive.
Another theory which suggests the survival of the alter and the cross states that the stone covered altar was far away from the main scope of the fire which was well above, near the roof.
The other parts of the historic structure were not so lucky and the spire was lost in the fire.
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