Secrets of the Dead

Why Notre Dame's Gargoyles Are More Than Art

Clip: Season 18 Episode 3 | 2m 48s | Video has closed captioning.

People often assume they're simply decorative but the gargoyles are vital to the structure of Notre Dame, serving as part of the water drainage system. Still in use today, when the drainage system was built in the Middle Ages, it led to significant architectural advancements for the cathedral.

Aired: 04/28/20

Rating: NR

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