As if the fire at Notre Dame were not enough - - - Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, which dates back to the Umayyad Caliphate, and is on the Temple Mount which dates back to nearly forever, had a fire earlier today:
Luckily, there was very little damage. But what a loss that would have been! And on top of the Notre Dame it would have been just too much.
Medievalists and Medieval-adjacent. Sort-of.