Friday, September 10, 2010

Sweat from tourists putting Sistine Chapel at risk

by Charlie Boyd
Friday, September 10, 2010

The Director of the Vatican Museums has warned that the sweat emanating from throngs of tourists is threatening precious works of art in the Sistine Chapel.

As many as 20,000 visitors a day file into the chapel in Rome to catch a glimpse of masterpiece by Renaissance greats Raphael, Bernini, Botticelli and Michelangelo, whose Last Judgement is among the chapel’s finest treasures. the rest image


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