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Lapidary gallery open to the public only on request, the gallery houses a collection of over 3,000 pieces that includes many pagan and Christian inscriptions and as many funerary monuments collected by the popes from '700. The gallery is one of the most important sources for the study of Roman and Christian world. New Wing: built in 1817 by architect Raffaele Stern project, the New Wing is a gallery that is part of the Chiaramonti Museum, which houses works of art greek-Roman dated between the first century B.C., and the third century A.D. In the gallery you will find many ancient mosaics inserted directly into the floor, originals and copies of Roman sculptures statues. Candelabra Gallery: originally it was an open loggia, but at the end of 1700 was closed to form a tunnel. E 'it divided into six bays with arches supported by columns and pillars. In the niches are located some greek-Roman statues and columns respectively are many chandeliers of the second century A.D. Tapestry Gallery: set up in 1838 with tapestries of the New School tissue in the manufacture of Pieter van Aelst in Brussels on drawings by Raphael's pupils from the first half of the '500. These tapestries were exposed for the first time in the Sistine Chapel, in 1531. The gallery is located in the Vatican Palace and has two itineraries where you can admire the tapestries dedicated to the stories of the Gospel or those inspired by the life of Pope Urban VIII.

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