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Vatican Museums priceless art collections

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Vatican Museums

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. …

St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

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St. Peter’s Basilica

St Peter’s Basilica is the largest church in the world. Italy’s greatest architects built it in the Vatican over a period of a hundred years. The church was built during the period 1506–1626. Saint Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus Christ,died here in 64 AD and is buried under the central altar in the church. Saint Peter is looked upon as the first Pope. …

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