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Here is a ceiling detail from the Vatican Museum. They really knew how to do ceilings! When visiting important museums and churches in Rome, you have to remember to look up and down, because the detail is incredible.

From Wikipedia:
The Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani) are the public art and sculpture museums in the Vatican City, which display works from the extensive collection of the Roman Catholic Church. The museums were founded in the 16th century by Pope Julius II. The Sistine Chapel is on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums.

Works in the museum:
Several paintings by Caravaggio including the majestic Entombment (1602 - 1603)
* Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Saint Jerome;
* Works by painters Fra Angelico, Giotto, Raphael, Nicolas Poussin and Titian;
* The red marble papal throne, formerly in the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano;
* Roman sculpture, tombstones, and inscriptions, including the epitaph of Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus;
* The massive collection of works by the master Raphael including the masterpeice The School of Athens
* The sistine chapel
* The Gallery of Maps: topographical maps of the whole of Italy, painted on the walls by friar Ignazio Danti of Perugia, commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII (1572–1585).

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