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Columbus in the Hall of Maps

Hidden Secrets of the Vatican Museums: Christopher Columbus Hitches a Ride in the Hall of Maps

Discover the history of Columbus heading to the new world as depicted in the Hall of Maps in the Vatican Museums, on the way to the Sistine Chapel.

19th Jun 2018

The Laocoon of the Vatican Museums

Hidden Secrets of the Vatican Museums: Laocoön’s Primal Scream

Get a glimpse into one of the most dramatic and famous moments of Greek mythology through the painful scream of Laocoön and his sons, strangled by a serpent.

14th May 2018

The Catacombs of Domitilla: Rome’s Eerie Underground Land of the Dead

The Catacombs of Domitilla: Rome’s Eerie Underground Land of the Dead

The Catacombs of Domitilla conserve the secrets of the earliest Christians dating back to the 2nd century AD, as well as the fascinating history of their rediscovery more than 400 ...

3rd May 2018

Luther’s Graffiti in Raphael’s Rooms: The Vatican Under Attack

Luther’s Graffiti in Raphael’s Rooms: The Vatican Under Attack

Learn about the dramatic Sack of Rome in 1527, in the climax of the Renaissance, when troops of the North invaded and sacked the Vatican State.

29th Mar 2018

Lights, Camera… Fresco: A New Blockbuster Experience of the Sistine Chapel

Lights, Camera… Fresco: A New Blockbuster Experience of the Sistine Chapel

Balich's worldwide show promises to reveal the secrets of the Sistine Chapel. But is that comparable to the real experience of Michelangelo's frescoes?

18th Mar 2018

Minosse in the Last Judgment of the Sistine Chapel

The Devil is in the Details: Hidden Secrets of the Vatican Museums

Read about some of the hidden secrets of the Vatican Museums, where to find and how to make sense of them.

6th Mar 2018