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The Papal Guard, Vatican,Italy NB the vatican military is made up of swiss guards since imported mercenaries known for their loyalty and courage.

Swiss Guards at Saint Peter's Cathedral in Rome, Italy.

Swiss Guards at Saint Peter's Cathedral in Rome, Italy. The Pope's Body guards

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Did Michelangelo design the uniforms of the Vatican’s Swiss Guard? In short: no way

Swiss Guard-Vatican    Sixtinischen Kapelle Vatikan

Sistine Chapel tip: bring a mirror and hold it @ waist level. You can look DOWN to see the ceiling, and pickpockets are less likely.

Swiss Guard Officer  (Design is from 1914, but serves as good inspiration) / Daniel Rudolf Anrig

Swiss Guard Officer (Design is from but serves as good inspiration) / Daniel Rudolf Anrig

The heroic but futile stand of the Swiss is commemorated by Bertel Thorvaldsen's Lion Monument in Lucerne, dedicated in 1821, which shows a dying lion collapsed upon broken symbols of the French monarchy. An inscription on the monument lists the twenty-six Swiss officers who died on 10 August and 2–3 September 1792, and records that approximately 760 Swiss Guardsmen were killed on those days.

The Lion Monument in Lucerne, Switzerland, carved by Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen in commemorating the sacrifice of more than 600 Swiss guards who died defending Tuileries Palace in Paris during the French Revolution.

Swiss Guard posted at St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City. The name Swiss Guard generally refers to the Pontifical Swiss Guard of the Holy See stationed at the Vatican in Rome.

Swiss Guard posted at St. The name Swiss Guard generally refers to the Pontifical Swiss Guard of the Holy See stationed at the Vatican in Rome.

La garde suisse est au service du Pape et veille sur le Vatican depuis plus de 500 ans.

The Swiss Guard in Vatican square

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