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Images of Native Americans Revealed During Vatican Fresco Cleaning


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 505 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
During meticulous cleaning of a fresco titled "Resurrection" painted by Italian artist Pinturicchio on a wall in the Hall of Mysteries in the Borgia apartments, the Vatican declared in it's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, that they may have uncovered



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Alan Lambert (92)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 4:37 pm
During meticulous cleaning of a fresco titled “Resurrection” painted by Italian artist Pinturicchio on a wall in the Hall of Mysteries in the Borgia apartments, the Vatican declared in it’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, that they may have uncovered the first painted images of Native Americans.

“Just behind the Resurrection, behind a soldier who is enthralled by the incredible event he is seeing, you are able to discern nude men wearing feathers who appear to be dancing,” says Vatican Museums Director Antonio Paolucci, according to a report in the Gazzetta del Sud, about the revealed images. The images were painted in 1494 shortly after Christopher Columbus returned from what he had dubbed the “New World” and handed over his diary describing what he saw.

A close up view of the possible image of Native Americans at the Vatican (Courtesy L'Osservatore Romano)
“It would be far-fetched though to believe that the papal court was oblivious to what Colombo saw when he got to the other end of the world,” Paolucci said. “If the impressions of those nude, good, happy men who gave parrots as gifts and painted their bodies red and black are the dancing figures of Pinturicchio’s Resurrection, this would be the first representation of Native Americans.”

The Borgia apartments are a suite of rooms in the Vatican; three of the rooms were Alexander VI’s personal living space until his death in 1503 when they were closed off by Pope Pius III. The rooms, and the frescoes within, were sealed off for 400 years until Pope Leo XII opened them in 1889. The rooms are now part of the Vatican Library.


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Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 5:14 pm
noted, thanks!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:49 am
This is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing :-))
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:56 am
This is pretty cool! Thanks for sharing :-))
 

Kat K. (50)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:01 am
Thanks for sharing!! Very interesting.
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:26 am
Interesting
 

Mike M. (53)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:37 am
Interesting
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 8:29 am
Ciekawe odkrycie, piękne malowidło.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 1:35 pm
Thanks
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 2:31 pm
how cool this is!
 

Konstantin Trubin (551)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:12 pm
Noted.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 7:40 pm
noted
 

Sue Clayton (8)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 11:43 pm
NOTED AND SHARED
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:36 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 11:37 am
Very interesting! Thank you!
 

Sonali G. (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 11:53 am
Wow
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday May 10, 2013, 10:36 am
Noted
 
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