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2014-10-29 12:27:45

State-of-the-art heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system highlighted at Vatican Museums cultural heritage event VATICAN CITY, Oct.

2014-06-17 16:23:27

United Technologies and the Vatican Museums announce a technology and innovation collaboration to safeguard the institution and its cultural heritage VATICAN CITY,

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2010-07-29 10:14:21

Master painter’s depiction of God contains neuroanatomical “oddities”.

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2009-07-02 12:47:34

A multimillion-dollar renovation of the last frescoes painted by Michelangelo at the Vatican may have uncovered a self-portrait of the artist. Restorers spent seven years cleaning the frescoes of the Conversion of St. Paul and the Crucifixion of St.

2006-01-08 06:36:43

By Crispian Balmer VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict performed the first baptisms of his pontificate on Sunday, using the occasion to launch an impassioned denunciation of irresponsible sex and a "culture of death" that he said pervaded the modern world.

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2005-06-16 14:15:00

Two Brazilian doctors and amateur art lovers believe they have uncovered a secret lesson on human anatomy hidden by Renaissance artist Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. Gilson Barreto and Marcelo de Oliveira believe Michelangelo scattered his detailed knowledge of internal anatomy across 34 of the ceiling's 38 panels.


Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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