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Sylvester Stallone spotted in a 16th century Raphael’s painting at Vatican City

It looks like Sylvester Stallone is a few centuries old as he was recently spotted in a 16th century painting at Vatican City.

Raphael’s 1511 painting depicts Pope Gregory IX, but in the background, you can see Sylvester Stallone look alike peaking over the Pope’s shoulder.

Harvard student Anthony Zonfrell saw the painting and posted a picture to Reddit where it quickly gained more than 700,000 views.

Raphael’s 1511 painting depicts Pope Gregory IX, but in the background, you can see Sylvester Stallone look alike peaking over the Pope’s shoulder

Raphael’s 1511 painting depicts Pope Gregory IX, but in the background, you can see Sylvester Stallone look alike peaking over the Pope’s shoulder

Anthony Zonfrell said: “My cousin had told us about how she had seen it when she went, so we were on the lookout. As soon as we saw the painting, we knew it was him. My whole family thought it was hilarious. It could actually be a portrait of Stallone. I posted it at night, and when I woke up it was on the front page. I was shocked at the response it got, it really blew up quite fast. All of the comments were hilarious.”