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Picture of Hippolytus Flandrena was destroyed by fire in the Cathedral of Nantes

One of the masterpieces of the painter Hippolyte Flandrin was destroyed by fire in the Cathedral of saints Peter and Paul in the French Nantes, reports France Info.

The painting "St. Clare healing the blind" (1836) of size 300 to 140 centimeters was located on the wall above the Cabinet with electrical equipment. "From the picture leaving only the ash," the article reads.

The Louvre has resumed work after quarantine

One of the most visited museums in the world - the Paris Louvre opened its doors on Monday after they had remained closed because of the epidemic of the coronavirus almost four months. Tickets online on the first day of work booked more than 7 thousand visitors, told RIA Novosti the Museum.

After the easing of the quarantine measures, some museums – mostly small – have opened in France in may, others larger in June. The Louvre began to take the audience one of the last.

Saudi Arabia will build a Museum for "Savior of the world"

. Saudi Arabia plans to build a special Museum, which will be exhibited the work of Leonardo da Vinci's "the Savior of the world," according to Middle East Monitor, citing information from the Wall Street Journal.

This was stated by the Deputy Minister of culture of the country Hamid bin Mohammed Fayez. This famous painting was acquired at auction Christie's in 2017, the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman for $ 450 million.

The Louvre is preparing to open in early July

The most visited Museum world - the Louvre in Paris, which closed March 13 due to pandemic coronavirus, plans to open July 6, according to a communiqué of the Museum.

"The Prime Minister (of France) Edouard Philippe announced the opening of museums since June 2, and open gardens and parks with weekend, may 30... the Louvre Museum, the Tuileries gardens, garden Carousel and the national Museum of Eugene Delacroix, preparing for its opening", the message reads.