Visiting the Vatican and its splendid museums can be hard. Navigating through the throngs of camera-ready tourists and other such features of the place can try the patience of even the most seasoned traveler. For edification and leisure, the Vatican Museums Online’s website is a good surrogate, especially if one is unable to make the journey in person. The site affords visitors access to the Sistine Chapel, the Gregorian Egyptian and Etruscan Museums, the Pinacoteca, and the Ethnological Missionary Museum. With the help of Java, visitors can take 360 degree tours of each museum’s rooms, and view each object in context. Then they may wish to go back and look at the contents of each room in detail. All of the exhibits are lovely, but the Gregorian Egyptian Museum is a real treat, as it contains various reliquaries and artifacts which were transferred to Rome in the Imperial age, and then subsequently moved to the Vatican. Specifically, visitors should look at the statue of the god Anubis and the granite statute of Queen Tuya.


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