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Did you know that medieval cathedrals originally were colorful beyond their stained-glass windows? I did not until James C. brought my attention to the photo above of the Amiens cathedral in France. He says that pigments discovered on the façade during a laser cleaning gave scientists the clues they needed to use light to recreate what the façade looked like in the High Middle Ages, when it was built. It’s a revelation. Look at this too. Stunning, simply stunning. What a dazzling theophany!