The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican

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Harper Collins, Oct 27, 2009 - History - 336 pages
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The Shocking Secrets of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Artwork

The recent cleaning of the Sistine Chapel frescoes removed layer after layer of centuries of accumulated tarnish and darkness. The Sistine Secrets endeavors to remove the centuries of prejudice, censorship, and ignorance that blind us to the truth about one of the world's most famous and beloved art treasures.

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Forensic Buff

User Review  - stanlena - Overstock.com

Everything has a history and the Sistine Chapel is no exception. I wish it had more of the pictures were in color. You probably wont remember the Popes name who commissioned Michelangelo to paint it but you will remember the painter. Read full review

Eye- Opening

User Review  - Binnihanna - Borders

I was amazed at how insightful this book is into the history of the corruption surrounding Catholic Church. It describes the popes and church leaders as Soprano-esque egomaniacs amassing great wealth ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Rabbi Benjamin Blech is an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. A recipient of the American Educator of the Year Award, he has been a professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University since 1966. He is the author of eleven books and has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, and Newsday. He lives in New York City.

Roy Doliner's studies span the spectrum of the humanities: languages, comparative religion, art history, Italian and Roman history, and Judaica (including Talmud, Midrash and Kabbalah). He is often called upon to act as a docent for scholars and international dignitaries to Rome and the Vatican Museums. He divides his time between Rome and New York City.

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