Sistine Chapel History

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This chapel was not only over 300 yards long, but also 1,500 years old and happened to be hidden under earthquake debris that took place in AD 847. The earthquake strangely helped preserve the church from being altered in later centuries to come. Sistine Chapel was rediscovered in the early 1900s; it has recently been restored and reopened to the public to reveal some of the earliest Christian works of art from our history. Its painted interior took more than three decades to recreate due to the high ceilings allowing room for horses to pass under. The cost for this process was an equivalent to $2,887,700 that was funded by the Italian government and the World Monuments Fund.
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