The Pantheon temple in Rome glistens with precious, white marble from Italy’s town of Carrara, a stone that was prized by the ancient Romans and Renaissance masters. Now, extraction rates of 5,000 tons per year for a modern building bonanza…
By PBS NewsHour
The Sistine Chapel just got a makeover. Vatican officials unveiled new state-of-the-art energy-efficient lighting and air purification systems to protect Michelangelo’s more than 500-year old frescoes. The three-year-long installation cost roughly $3.8 million.
By Alexis Cox
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