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Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Sistine Chapel, 500 Years Later

AP | Posted 12.31.2012 | Arts

VATICAN CITY -- Five centuries after Michelangelo's ceiling of frescoes was inaugurated in the Sistine Chapel, Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday celebrat...

Happy Birthday, Michelangelo!

Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts

Today we commemorate the prolific artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, aka Michelangelo, on what would have been his 537th birthday. Wha...

Essential Tourist Traps, Part Seven: The Vatican

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eric Lurio

The Vatican's a must. It's an official country. And at 0.2 square miles, much of which is dedicated to one of the best museums in the world, it's doable -- now more than ever thanks to the internet.

Tourist Trek In Dust, Dirt Threatening The Sistine Chapel

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican Museums chief warned that dust and polluting agents brought into the Sistine Chapel by thousands of tourists every da...

Sistine Chapel Ceiling: Does Part Of The Painting Reflect A Brain? | Anonymous | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BoingBoing has posted an interesting photograph showing parallels between a portion of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling painting and the human br...