Rome 2009  
Vatican Museum Ceiling

Vatican Museum Ceiling

Description : One of the many, many ornate ceilings in the Vatican Museum. Did you know that the Vatican Museum, now visited by an average of 25,000 people per day, was a private museum and collection of antiquities for the pope and his posse? Mussolini struck a deal that the Vatican could remain the Vatican, even in times of ugly facism, only if the pope opened the museum to the common folk.

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