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Pompeii in the Geographical maps of the Vatican Museums

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The Gallery of Maps is a gallery located in the Vatican on the way to the Sistine Chapel containing a series of painted topographical maps of Italy based on drawings of the geographer Ignazio Danti.

The galley was commissioned by the Pope Gregory XIII. It took Danti three years (1580–1583) to complete the 40 panels of the 120 metres long gallery.

In the map of the historical Italy appears Pompeij, more the 160 years before its official discovery and excavation carried out in the 1748 under Charles the Bourbon king of Naples and Sicily.

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Pompeii in the Gallery of the maps of the Vatican Museums

Pompeii in the Gallery of the maps of the Vatican Museums

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