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Vatican Museums priceless art collections

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Vatican Museums contain an enormous collection of priceless art. The immense collection was built up by the popes, starting from Pope Julius II in early sixteenth century. The popes were among the first sovereigns to throw open their art collection for viewing by the public.

It was Pope Julius who hired Michelangelo, a reluctant sculptor, to repaint the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel. …

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