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Michelangelo's art in the Sistine Chapel is 500 years old

Michelangelo's art in the Sistine Chapel is 500 years old

For 500 years, the public has gazed at Michelangelo's artwork on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Pope Julius II inaugurated the Sistine Chapel ceiling a day before the Feast Day of All Saints, when Michelangelo's masterpiece was shown to the public. The renowned artist spent four years working on the ceiling, which is about 65 feet high.

To mark the occasion, Benedict XVI will celebrate the anniversary on October 31st, by praying the Vespers inside the Sistine Chapel.

RomeReports.com created a video of the chapel's ceiling for the Internet community to enjoy.  Watch:


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