Stained glass window returned to York Minster after restoration work

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Stained glass window returned to York Minster after restoration work
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Stained glass conservator Nick Teed checks some of the finer details in the tracery of the first section of the restored stained glass of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Stained glass conservator Lizzy Hippisley-Cox checks some of the finer details of the first section of the restored stained glass of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: A detail from the first section of the restored stained glass of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: An exterior view of scaffolding during the restoration of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Stained glass conservator Nick Teed checks some of the finer details in the tracery of the first section of the restored stained glass of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Stained glass conservators work on the first section of the restored 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England.(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Stained glass conservators work on the first section of the restored 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: A detail from the first section of the restored stained glass of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Stained glass conservator Laura Tempest installs a restored panel of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: A detail from the first section of the restored stained glass of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: Stained glass conservator Nick Teed checks some of the finer details in the tracery of the first section of the restored stained glass of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: A detail from the first section of the restored stained glass of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
YORK, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12: The first section in the tracery of the restored stained glass of the 600-year-old Great East Window of York Minster on August 12, 2015 in York, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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This rare view is approximately 78 feet up at the apex of York Minster's Great East Window and is the first completed section of the country's largest single expanse of medieval stained glass.

Experts from York Glaziers Trust are currently returning the 600-year-old stained glass panels to the window for the first time since 2008, when all 311 pieces were removed for much needed conservation and restoration.

The window was originally made between 1405 and 1408 by medieval master glazier John Thornton of Coventry.

The trust has already conserved 157 panels depicting the Apocalypse of St John, the last book of the Bible as well as historical figures and parts of the Tracery, which each take between 400 and 600 hours of work.

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