A new look at the crypt of Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica Cathedral
August 24 and August 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
From 1652 to 1877, almost a thousand persons were buried in the basilica-cathedral Notre-Dame de Québec, in addition to the hundreds of persons inhumed in the two neighboring cemeteries and from which the remains were transferred to the church at various moments of history.
The efforts made by historians and archeologists to redraw the history of the burials demonstrates that there were important relocations of the relics inside the walls of the church from the 19th century onwards. Far from being static and immutable, the “final resting” of the thousand persons interred in the basilica was disrupted by the extension worksites, by the embellishing projects and by the fire of 1922.
Through the exploration of historical data and the excavation reports made inside the church and in the joining cemeteries, this animation will unveil the complex history of burials in Notre-Dame de Québec.
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