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New Michelangelo sketch on show for Rome's birthday (3)

Found on back of Sacrifice of Isaac

New Michelangelo sketch on show for Rome's birthday (3)

Rome, April 21 - A new sketch by Michelangelo went on show at Rome's Capitoline Museums on Rome's birthday Friday, Mayor Virginia Raggi announced. The sketch of Isaac was recently found on the back of the Renaissance genius's famous painting The Sacrifice of Isaac while the masterpiece was being restored at Casa Buonarroti in Florence. The show was inaugurated by Culture Minister Dario Franceschini, who said "this is an extraordinary find". Friday was celebrated with several events in Rome as the 2,770th anniversary of its legendary founding by Romulus on April 21, 753 BC.

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