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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 116 ART FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Vatican Museums

VATICAN CITY, ROME, ITALY

 

If the word “Vatican” only conjures up images of the Pope, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that it also houses an enormous museum complex, filled with art and objects from the past 2,000 years. Originally the Vatican museums were used by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century as a depository for his personal collection of sculptures. By the 18th century, Popes Clement XIV and Pius VI opened up their papal collections to the public, which now attract up to 4 million visitors a year. From classic Greco-Roman sculptures to Hebrew lapidary and Etruscan ...

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