Virtual Sistine Chapel

The Vatican has put up, on its website, a virtual version of the Sistine Chapel. From a vantage point in the middle of the chapel’s floor, you can pan and tilt to look at any part of the chapel, and zoom in to see close-ups of the venerated artwork.

 

The chapel is called “Sistine” because it was built by Pope Sixtus IV. The name Sixtus comes from the Greek “Xystus”, and means “polished”.

From The Vatican, via Neatorama

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