Christchurch: Treasures arise from cathedral ruins, 10 years after earthquake

Christchurch: Treasures arise from cathedral ruins, 10 years after earthquake

The Guardian

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Finds include 1980s time capsules, old collection boxes and a nativity scene with figures heads ‘taken clean off’

Ten years on from Christchurch’s devastating earthquake, the Catholic Diocese has discovered that it is missing a pair of angels.

As work continues to deconstruct the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Barbadoes Street – extensively damaged in the 2011 quake, along with most of the central city – many treasures thought lost have been recovered.

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