|Tom outside of St. Peter's|
ABOUT ST. PETER'S- The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter's Basilica, is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome.
The scene of the Pieta shows the Virgin Mary holding the dead body of Christ after his crucifixion, death, and removal from the cross, but before he was placed in the tomb.
FAST FACT - It was carved out of one block of marble.
|St. Peter's Altar|
STATS OF THE INSIDE OF ST. PETER'S:
these are the dimensions of St. Peter’s basilica relevant for our little project (via Wikipedia):
|Inside the crowded St. Peter's|
Interior width at transept: 451 ft.
Interior width of nave: 90.2 ft.
Interior height of dome: 393 ft.
|St. Peter's dome|
ST. PETER'S BASILICA DOME - The dome was designed by Michelangelo, but he died before it was finished. It was completed in 1566. It marked the highest spot in Rome and stands 300 feet high than anything else.
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