The Vatican museums provide interesting symbols that have entered into Christianity through the change from a pagan state religion to a even more powerful papal state religion that restricted religious liberty & ruled an incredible 1260 year period as prophecy predicted. There are 40 high resolution images to load so please be patient.
Vatican & its city walls with the entrance to the museum
The atrium of the original St Peter’s; symbol of rebirth & the sun.Largest Pine Cone
in the world- gilt bronze Roman fountain from 1st/2nd century
from the atrium of the original St Peter’s; symbol of rebirth & the sun
The Chiaramonti Museum collections after Napoleonic Wars
Trojan priest Laocoön & his sons Antiphantes & Thymbraeus being attacked by sea serpents.
The round hall for masterpiece displays
The Persian sun god Mithra in the hall of animals
Sarcophagus of Helena,mother of emperor Constantine
Statue of Artemis, the fertility goddess with bulls testicles
The Vatican interest in world domination displayed in the gallery of maps
At the end of the gallery of maps is the Dragon Papal Crest.