By peoplestaff225
Updated October 15, 1997 12:00 AM
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Michelangelo’s marble statue of Moses, nearly 500 years old, the centerpiece of Pope Julius II’s tomb in Rome’s Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, will be restored for the first time in nearly two centuries, say reports. Work is scheduled to begin in January and to last nine months. Cost of the project has been set at about $241,000.

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