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Today in History: The Sistine Chapel

Posted by Gilbert Stack on November 1, 2018 at 5:00 AM

On this day (November 1) in 1512, the Sistine Chapel ceiling was displayed to the public for the first time. The ceiling had been painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512. It is 40 meters long and 13 meters wide and is composed of more than 300 images and depicts the prophets and stories from the book of Genesis.

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