- the chapel of the pope in the Vatican at Rome, built for Pope Sixtus IV and decorated with frescoes by Michelangelo and others.
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- the chapel of the pope in the Vatican at Rome, built for Sixtus IV and decorated with frescoes by Michelangelo and others
Word Origin for Sistine Chapel
Sistine, from Italian Sistino relating to Sisto Sixtus (Pope Sixtus IV)
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Michelangelo had to work on his back to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The project took four years to complete.
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