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Sistine Chapel   /sɪstˈin tʃˈæpəl/   Listen
Sistine Chapel

The private chapel of the popes in Rome; it was built by and named after Sixtus IV in 1473.

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"Sistine Chapel" Quotes from Famous Books

... out-lustre a Savant, a Poet never throws a Poet into the shade. Hippocrates is outrun, Archimides, Paracelsus, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, La Place, Pindar not; Pheidias not. Pascal, the Savant, is out-run, Pascal, the Writer, not. There is movement in art, but not progress. The Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel are absolutely nothing to the Metopes of the Parthenon. Retrace your steps as much as you like from the Palace of Versailles to the Castle of Heidelberg. From the Castle of Heidelberg to the Notre Dame of Paris. From the Notre Dame to the Alhambra. From the ...
— Cobwebs of Thought • Arachne

... Byzantine empire, which advanced eunuchs, like Eutropius and Narses, to the highest dignities of the realm. The cruel custom to the eternal disgrace of mediaeval Christianity was revived in Rome for providing the choirs in the Sistine Chapel and elsewhere with boys' voices. Isaiah mentions the custom (Ivi. 3-6). Mohammed, who notices in the Koran (xxiv. 31), "such men as attend women and have no need of women," i.e., "have no natural force," expressly forbade (iv. 118), "changing Allah's creatures," referring, say ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 • Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Sistine Chapel" :   Rome, Eternal City, Roma, Italian capital, capital of Italy, chapel

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