Ancient Rome and Greece are rightfully considered the cradle of our civilization. Revolutionary ideas were born there, and from there culture spread throughout the then known world. And there are also a number of breathtaking works of the old masters. One of those who left his mark on our culture was Tintoretto (Jacopo Comin), who left his legacy to our civilization in the Italian Venice in the sixteenth century. His work is, for example, the unique stratigraphy in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
And it was in the waters of the Venetian canals where scientists from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the Thermo Fisher Scientific company fished when they analyzed the individual layers on a section of this stratigraphy using the RaptIR FT-IR microscope. You can learn more about this project here.