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The Vatican 

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ABOVE: A pigeon's view of St. Peter's Square. INSET BELOW: Spiral stairs at the Musei Vaticani.

General Information

photoThe Holy See
Vatican City's official Web site has news, religious information, papal P.R., and information on pontifical monuments, museums, and galleries.

Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture
Church and state meet at the U.S. Library of Congress, which put together this scholarly yet readable online exhibit. Click the links to see photographs of manuscripts, calendars, books, and other materials cited in the text.

The Sistine Chapel

Visit to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican
The Web Gallery of Art's photo tour has biographies of the artists whose works decorate the chapel.

Vatican Observatory

Vatican Observatory
If Galileo were alive today, he'd probably be in the Roman Catholic Church's observatory outside Rome--or, better yet, at the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope facility in Arizona. (Note: This link will open a new browser window.)

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