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In the news: Flooding near the Louvre

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Photo outside Louvre

Copyright© 2012 Leticia Marie Sanchez

Venice de Milo surrounded by storage boxes.

Twenty feet of water rising from the Seine.

Due to the past week’s flooding in Paris, curators moved many of the Louvre’s antiquities to safety. According to the New York Times, Some 150,000 artworks in storage rooms, and an additional 7,000 pieces in galleries, were deemed vulnerable to flooding, and many of them were moved to higher floors starting on Thursday evening.”

 For the full scoop, see the NY TIMES article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/04/world/europe/eerily-empty-louvre-what-its-like-when-floods-keep-tourists-away.html?_r=0

Posted by on June 8th, 2016

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