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WJLA, April 27, 2013

PHOTOS: Looking up from inside the U.S. Capitol dome

The Apotheosis of Washington is located in the eye of the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. It was painted in true fresco technique by Constantino Brumidi in 1865.

Apotheosis of Washington: Science

Minerva, goddess of wisdom and the arts of civilization, with helmet and spear, points to an electric generator creating power stored in batteries, next to a printing press, while inventors Benjamin Franklin, Samuel F. B. Morse, and Robert Fulton watch. At the left, a teacher demonstrates the use of dividers. (Caption from AOC)

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