[TDIH} The Sistine Chapel Is Open To Public

On November 1, 1512, the Sistine Chapel is opened to the public for the first time. Michelangelo has been working of it for 4 years at this point, and it’s considered today to be one of the greatest pieces of religious art in the Christian world.

Its 40m x 13m surface is viewed by tens of thousands of people every year, and may have to be protected in the future from atmospheric degradation, by either limiting the number of people in the room, or coating the surface with a preservative.

  

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