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Old 09-04-2015, 12:40 PM   #223
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Pope Gregory IX approving the Vatical Decretals - with a spitting image of Sylvester Stallone, looking on...
The 4 Raphael Rooms ( Stanze di Raffaello) form a suite of reception rooms, the public part of the papal apartments in the Palace of the Vatican.. They are famous for their frescoes, painted by Raphael and his workshop.. Together with Michelangelo's ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, they are the grand fresco sequences that mark the High Renaissance in Rome..Running from east to west, as a visitor would have entered the apartment, but not following the sequence in which the Stanze were frescoed, the rooms are the Sala di Costantino ("Hall of Constantine"), the Stanza di Eliodoro ("Room of Heliodorus"), the Stanza della Segnatura ("Room of the Signatura") and the Stanza dell'Incendio del Borgo ("The Room of the Fire in the Borgo")..After the death of Julius in 1513, with two rooms frescoed, Pope Leo X continued the program.. Following Raphael's death in 1520, his assistants Gianfrancesco Penni, Giulio Romano and Raffaellino del Colle finished the project with the frescoes in the Sala di Costantino..

The largest of the twelve rooms is the Sala di Costantino ("Hall of Constantine"). Its paintings were not begun until Pope Julius and indeed, Raphael himself had died.. The room is dedicated to the victory of Christianity over paganism.. Its frescoes represent this struggle from the life of the Roman Emperor Constantine, and are the work of Giulio Romano, Gianfrancesco Penni and Raffaellino del Colle. Because they are not by the master himself, the frescos are less famous than works in the neighboring rooms. Continuing a long tradition of flattery, Raphael's assistants gave the features of the current pontiff, Clement VII, to Pope Sylvester in the paintings...

Gregor Johann Mendel (20 July 1822 – 6 January 1884) was a German-speaking Moravian scientist and Augustinian friar who gained posthumous fame as the founder of the modern science of genetics.. Though farmers had known for centuries that crossbreeding of animals and plants could favor certain desirable traits, Mendel's pea plant experiments conducted between 1856 and 1863 established many of the rules of heredity, now referred to as the laws of Mendelian inheritance... were in a Biblical frame of mind on the 23rd of May 1943, at the Berghof and ninety-three other boys are exact genetic duplicates of him, bred entirely from his cells...

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