There's so much to see: Saint Peter's Basilica, the Stanze, the Sistine Chapel, and the Museums.
This fresco cycle showing scenes from Homer's Odyssey would have decorated an ancient Roman home.
Made for a member of the Roman elite, this early tomb features Old and New Testament scenes in a classical style.
Did Peter sit here? Dizzying but unified, light and gold glorify this sacred place.
The writhing agony of the Trojan Laocoon made this Hellenistic masterpiece famous throughout history.
The assemblage of objects in the Regolini-Galassi tomb represents a broad geographic range and an aesthetic that indicates the influence of the ancient Near East.
Nothing was more important to a Roman emperor than his image.
Thirty-three feet long, the Codex Borgia records historical, ritual, mythological, and botanical information.
This cloth—first woven by a wise spider—sends social messages through a system of specific patterns.
Even in death, great Roman families were concerned with reinforcing and projecting their status.
Whose side are you on? Two great philosophers of antiquity, Plato and Aristotle, face off in this meeting of minds.
Ancient Greek athletes cleaned themselves with oil. This sculpture shows one athlete’s bathing ritual.
With age comes experience, and sculptors in the Roman Republic highlighted seniority—warts and all.