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On the ground floor of the Capitol, you can visit the Hall of Columns, the Crypt, the Old Supreme Court Chamber and the Corridors of Costantino Brumidi, the Italo-Greek artist who painted most of the Capitol’s frescoes.


The paintings depict the history of the United States until 1865, the year in which the task was entrusted to Brumidi. The cycle painted by Brumidi was designed so as to leave room for subsequent historical events.


Among the frescoes added later are those depicting Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight, the moon landing and the astronauts killed in the explosion of the Challenger shuttle.

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