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Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's

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In 1506, the ambitious Renaissance Pope Julius II tore down the most sacred shrine in Europe--the millennium-old St. Peters Basilica. Construction of ... Show synopsis

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Thomas S

Those who build

by Thomas S on Oct 17, 2013

Those who build do not always follow the primary plans. So too the circuitous building of St. Peter Basilica in Rome. Trace the development of the building and the builders.

Keith C

Great History of "Basileus", Meeting Hall of Kings

by Keith C on Sep 4, 2010

Great peek of the Vatican's pearl: St. Peter's Basilica. History, quirks, conflicts earth's top artists & strangest popes. From destruction of 1,000 yr "Old St. Peter's" to fights over the dome, Ms. Scotti did her homework. W/graphics, dimensions, photos, generic Vatican books don't give these insights. Happy reading!

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