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Exhibit of Vatican art breaks Cincinnati museum records 

There's just one more week left to see a display of more than 350 religious artifacts from the Vatican in Cincinnati. More than 163-thousand people have visited the Cincinnati Museum Center to see the exhibit, called "Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes." That's a museum record. The collection spans two thousand years of Christianity and other religions. Roman Catholic officials say many of the items have never left Vatican City. It includes palm-sized oil lamps that lit Saint Peter's tomb, samples of Michelangelo's drawings for the Sistine Chapel and the red velvet throne used by every pope since Pius the Ninth. The exhibit closes next Sunday. It has been in Houston and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has a final US stop in San Diego.

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