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Credit: ZEPstudio/Opera di Santa Croce

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Flood-Damaged Masterpiece Miraculously Restored

Fifty years ago a massive flood in Florence put thousands of works in jeopardy. Now a great painting was finally restored to its original glory.

November 4, 2016
9:51 AM EDT
One of the panels as it appeared 10 years ago. | Credit: Rossella Lorenzi
Restoration of Giorgio Vasari's Last Supper Credit: Mondadori Portfolio/Archivio Giorgio Lotti/Giorgio Lotti