ABOVE: A pigeon's view of St.
Peter's Square. INSET BELOW: Spiral stairs at the Musei Vaticani.
The Holy See
Vatican City's official Web site has news, religious information, papal P.R.,
and information on pontifical monuments, museums,
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
to the Sistine Chapel in Vatican
The Web Gallery of Art's photo tour has biographies of the artists whose works decorate the
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.)
Top photo copyright © Marc C.
Inset photo copyright © Absolut100.