Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Notre dame Cathedral - Cathedrals Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France

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The present site of Notre Dame has been considered a holy place since before the Roman invasion of Gaul. The Celts believed water was the place where this world was connected to the spirit world. Their sacrifices to the gods often involved throwing some treasured item into the water in the hope the gods would accept it and grant their wish.

Notre Dame was built on an island in the Seine, no doubt a powerful place, being between 2 waters. They had their sacred grove here. The Romans replaced the sacred grove with a temple of Jupiter. After their conversion to Christianity the temple was replaced in 528 by Childebert with Saint Ettienne basilica. This was followed by a Romanesque style church which stood until 1163 when work began on Notre Dame. So this island in the Seine has been considered a holy place, a place of power, a connection to the realm of gods for more than 2000 years.


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