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10 breathtaking stained-glass windows

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on April 16, 2019, 11:04 a.m.
Notre Dame Cathedral South Rose window

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Notre Dame Cathedral: Paris, France

The famous Parisian cathedral has three rose windows. The south rose window, shown here, is made of 84 panes divided into four circles. It depicts various biblical images including apostles, bishops, angels and martyrs, as well as various scenes from both the Old and New Testaments. The window was constructed around 1260 and beautifully restored in the 18th century. Although Notre Dame Cathedral was severely damaged by a fire in April 2019, all three rose windows were reportedly saved.