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These Renaissance Paintings Were Sci-Fi BEFORE Sci-Fi

"The Crucifixion of Christ" in Visoki Decani Monastery (unknown date)

The artist's intent: A detailed representation of the Jesus Christ's execution, with angels looking over the scene from the top two corners.

The outcome: The "vehicles" the angels are flying by in look like some bizarre combination of Jetsons-style flying cars and a straight-up comet. Nice wheels, Seraphim!

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