Obscure Historical Reference Of The Day

Sally made reference last night to the ‘sixteen chapels’, and was corrected by Rosie who told her mom it was the ‘Sistine Chapel’, famous for the artwork on the ceiling and walls by Michelangelo and other renaissance artists. Some fun facts about this famous Vatican edifice: It is built to the exact measurements of the original temple in Jerusalem and The College of Cardinals meet here to elect a new Pope when required. The fresco art by Buonarotti is full of hidden references to Talmudic, Kabbalistic and Humanistic teachings, very much in contradiction to church teachings. Numerous insults to the Catholic Church and the Pope who commanded Michelangelo to do the work are also interwoven throughout the work.

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2 Responses to Obscure Historical Reference Of The Day

  1. debbie1975 says:

    That was really interesting. Thanks, Tom.

  2. eps says:

    Poor Sally, she does try so hard.

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