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Purple Marble Sarcophagus  
   

Purple Marble Sarcophagus

This is that insanely hard marble I mentioned. Worth like $30,000 US per square inch.
Artistic Humour

May 14th 2007
Another day and another new country, albeit the World's smallest one with no borders. We were up earlyish and made our way to the Vatican where we spotted the monster queues. Damn. And it looked like a 3 hour wait, so we managed to hook ourselves onto a tour, which turned out to be the best decision of the day. We skipped the queues and were inside the Vatican Museums within 10 minutes. We saw so ... read more
Europe » Vatican City » Vatican City

none Flag Popes in their secular role ruled portions of the Italian peninsula for more than a thousand years until the mid 19th century, when many of the Papal States were seized by the newly united Kingdom of Italy. In 1870, the pope's holdings were further c... ... read more
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