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The Hall of Prisoners

Florence, Tuscany, Italy
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People go to the Accademia Gallery to see the David. It's what it is known for. What I didn't know, is that located within this gallery is the Hall of Prisoners by Michelangelo. A hallway with unfinished sculptures that are beyond amazing. The four sculptures were part of a project of the tomb of Pope Julius II della Rovere. Michelangelo worked on the tomb after selecting the best marble and was carving the sculptures onto columns when the project was scraped due to funding. The project was scaled down, again and again. Much happened between the beginning and the end, but the unfinished sculptures were found after his death and donated by his nephew to a gallery. Eventually they ended up in their present location and should be enjoyed by all who visit.
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