Vatican museums are among the richest in the world. Not surprising. During the last two thousand years, the Christian sect from Palestine, which has developed into one of the most powerful organizations in the history of mankind, managed to make such big money−upon following the “covenants” of their teacher−that it was able to buy the most valuable pieces of art and collect them in its museums and cathedrals. Sometimes it even did not cost them a penny, because who could ever refuse such a powerful authority, asking for the donation of this or that masterpiece?!
The decorated ceilings of the Vatican Museums
Maybe only thanks to such widespread “collecting” many of the masterpieces have not sunk into oblivion, but were kept in Vatican museums. However, the Catholic Church not only gathered masterworks, but also created them, since it was able to employ the most famous, talented, and expensive artists. Look at the decoration of Vatican museums’ ceilings.
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