10 surprising facts you probably didn’t know about the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is one of Rome’s most popular and prized historic sites. Set within the Vatican City and Museums, it welcomes around 25,000 visitors a day. The world-famous ceiling frescoes by Michelangelo are of course the main attraction, forming masterpieces of astonishing beauty and magnificence. Despite cameras being banned in the chapel, the visit…

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Odd burial method showcases the medieval treatment of a ‘witch’ in her afterlife

An archaeological excavation in Northern Italy, led by Vatican's Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology, has shed some new light into how people and then-society viewed the baleful nature of suspected witches even after their death. The historians found the remains of a 13-year old girl, and the odd part pertains to the downward manner in…

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