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sistine chapel

     The Sistine Chapel was built for Pope Sixtus IV between the years of 1475 and 1483. It was built to measure with the Temple of Solomon from the Old Testament. The most impressive aspect of the Sistine Chapel are the wall paintings, which come from some of the most famous Renaissance painters such as Sandro Botticelli and Cosimo Rosselli, which depict all manner of scenes from both the Old and New Testament. But perhaps the most famous of all are the ceiling designs done by Michelangelo Buonarroti. He was commissioned much later after the Chapel was complete to repaint the ceiling. Michelangelo was not to keen on this duty, and he tried several times to flee the Pope and his job. But, the Pope had a massive army which he sent after Michelangelo time and time again to bring him back and force him into finishing his task.