Sistine Chapel tourists to be vacuumed and cooled to protect frescoes

5 million tourists visit the Sistine Chapel in Vatican each year. Sweat, dust, skin flakes, and hair accumulate on the frescoes, possibly destroying them.

In an attempt to preserve the 16th century chapel, whose walls and ceiling and feature artwork by artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo, the Vatican will install a carpet that cleans shoes and suction vents to suck dust from clothes.

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