Harper: The Vatican Part I
Explore the rich history of Vatican City, the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. How did this uncultivated piece of land along the right bank of the Tiber develop into an area of such importance? How does the significance of St. Peter’s Basilica fit into Roman history? Examine its architectural heritage from a wooden structure of the 4th century to one of the world’s most magnificent structures. Live through the sack of Rome in 1527 using actual accounts of the event. This class illuminates the background of the Vatican and prepares one to venture inside its walls. This is a Harper College sponsored program.