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A statue is covered during restoration work at Westminster Abbey on December 9, 2016 in London, England. Restoration work is continuing to transform part of the 13th-century Triforium into a new viewing and gallery area that will be open to the public for the first time. As well as exhibiting many historical objects from the abbey, the new £19m GBP space will give visitors views down over the abbey buildings and the neighbouring Palace of Westminster. The work is due to be completed by 2018.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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A statue is covered during restoration work at Westminster Abbey in London, England. Restoration work is continuing to transform part of the 13th-century Triforium into a new viewing and gallery area that will be open to the public for the first time. The work is due to be completed by 2018. Photo Dan Kitwood/Getty Images 

Pigeons fly around Boudhanath Stupa that was opened to the public Tuesday after restoration in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. A year and a half after a colossal earthquake destroyed hundreds of its treasured historic sites, Nepal celebrated the restoration of the iconic Buddhist monument topped in gold that towers above Kathmandu. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Pigeons fly around Boudhanath Stupa that was opened to the public after restoration in Kathmandu, Nepal. A year and a half after a colossal earthquake destroyed hundreds of its treasured historic sites, Nepal celebrated the restoration of the iconic Buddhist monument topped in gold that towers above Kathmandu. Photo Niranjan Shrestha/AP 

The restored statue archange Saint Michel (Saint Michael Archangel) is lifted up next to the spire of the Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel) in Paris November 14, 2013. The reinstallation of the statue is part of the restoration of  the Chapel, located within the Palais de Justice complex on the Ile de la Cite in Paris, which has started in 2008 and will finish at the end of 2014.

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A restored statue of the archangel Saint Michael is raised at the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris. Work on the chapel, within the Palais de Justice on the Ile de la Cite, started in 2008 and will finish in 2014.

Sir Walter Scott Possessions are returned after a Multi Million Pound Regeneration Of His Home

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Joanna Cook, conservator at Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford home in the Scottish Borders, holds a 16th century Italian Morion helmet in the north armoury of the historic house in preparation for its reopening to the public on July 4 following a multimillion-pound restoration