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For limited time visitors will be allowed in secret room to see Michelangelo drawings

A MARTÍNEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martínez.

The works of Michelangelo are found in some of the world's best museums, and maybe even a tiny secret room. Fifty years ago, charcoal sketches were discovered on the walls of one such room, hidden below a trapdoor inside Florence's Medici Chapel. Scholars are torn on whether the drawings are actually by Michelangelo, but for the first time since the room's discovery, art lovers can actually visit the room starting this month. Either way, any excuse is a good excuse for a trip to Italy.

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