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Friday, February 23, 2007

Michelangelo`s private room at the Vatican



A 450-year-old receipt has provided proof that Michelangelo kept a private room in St. Peter's Basilica while working as the pope's chief architect, Vatican experts said.

While going through the basilica archives for an exhibit on the 500th anniversary of the church last year, researchers came across an entry for a key to a chest "in the room in St. Peter's where Master Michelangelo retires."

"We now know that Michelangelo definitely had a private space in the basilica," said Maria Cristina Carlo-Stella, who runs the Fabbrica di San Pietro, the office where the basilica's archives are kept. "The next step is to identify it."

Full story at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070217/ap_en_ot/michelangelo_s_room_7

Hat tip to Maior autem his est caritas at http://gashwingomes.blogspot.com/2007/02/private-room-in-st-peters.html

This follows on from the recent discovery of Leonardo da Vinci`s study and workshop in Florence.