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Photos from my various adventures

The March

Posted by Ben on July 5, 2009

Post for Tuesday June 30:

Our adventure today began with a long trek across Rome to the Vatican.  We briefly sat out in the plaza in front of St. Peter’s to catch our breath.

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Once we were all together, we got in the security line for entrance to the Basilica.  The church was beautiful and full of some amazing works of art.

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We then had an appointment to get into the Vatican Museums nearby.  The first section of the museum that we went through was full of classical Roman works.

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We then went through an Egyptian section

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After working our way through a Renaissance and Modern section, we reached the Sistine Chapel, which was packed with people.  I didn’t have much time to stop and take a great picture.

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After a quick lunch, our group broke up again.  I made my way to another branch of the National Museum of Rome at Palazzo Altemps since it was on the way back to the hotel.  Like the one I had visited yesterday, it contained a great number of sculptures, including two fairly famous ones: the Aphrodite of Cnidos (A Roman copy of the Greek original) and The Suicide of a Gaul

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