Posted on 04/19/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The great Italian poet Dante Alighieri died seven hundred years ago this fall, and even with a pandemic going on, his countrymen are finding a way to commemorate his contributions.

Florence’s Uffizi Gallery is doing so by providing free digital viewings, all year, of one very special set of illustrations for his Divine Comedy.

Frederico Zuccari created the pencil and ink drawings in the late 1500s, according to Open Culture, and they’re so physically fragile that they’ve only been displayed publicly twice since the museum acquired them in 1738.

But through the end of 2021, you can browse the images on the Uffizi's website from the comfort (and safety) of your own home.

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