Medieval Frescos Go on Display in Siena

News Telegraph: Frescos unearthed two years ago from a crypt below the Siena Cathedral may be viewed by the public for the first time in 700 years. In 1308, the Sienese had big plans to rebuild their cathedral into one of the largest in Europe. Those plans fell through when the Black Death intervened. Now, 700 years later, a cycle of magnificent frescos have been unearthed from the crypt, filled in at the time of the remodeling. Protected from light and the weather, these works are considered some of the most beautiful and best-preserved in the world.

Until recently, only art historians were allowed access to the frescos, but now the paintings, thought to be the work of Duccio di Buoninsegna, are available to the public.

For a sneak peek, visit the website.