The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is a cornerstone work of High Renaissance art. The ceiling is that of the large Papal Chapel built within the Vatican between 1477 and 1480 by Pope Sixtus IV after whom it is named, and was painted at the commission of Pope Julius II. The chapel is the location for Papal Conclaves and many important services.
The roads of many towns and cities in Rome would have looked like this surviving example from Pompeii. The stepping stones visible in the picture would have allowed pedestrians to cross even when the sewage of the town was flowing down the street.