In her personal Twitter account, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo thanked all those who responded and risked their lives in order to protect the valuable artworks inside the cathedral. One of them was the valuable relic of the crown of thorns placed on the head of Jesus during the crucifixion.
“The relic of the crown of thorns, the Tunic of St. Louis, and other magnificent artworks are now in a safe place,” wrote Anne Hidalgo.
Dès hier soir nous avons mis à disposition immédiatement la salle Saint Jean à l’Hôtel de Ville pour que les oeuvres puissent être protégées, comme la couronne d’épines et la tunique de Saint-Louis. #le79inter
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) 16 Απριλίου 2019
The relic of the crown of thorns is a braided circle held together by golden thread has about 70 or so thorns attached. It is believed that this religious artifact was placed on the head of Jesus during the events leading up to the crucifixion, bought from Baldwin II in 1238 and transferred to Paris by Louis IX, King of France, as protothema.gr reports.