Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are among the best in the world, with treasures including classical sculptures, early Christian artifacts, Egyptian mummies and Renaissance masterpieces.

Quick Facts

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Musei Vaticani
Museo Vaticano
Vatican Museums


50 BCE

Laocoon and His Sons sculpture group


Raphael leaves Florence to paint the Vatican Palace in Rome


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