Construction of St. Peter's Basilica in Baroque Rome

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In search for a suitable location for his tomb, Julius began acting quickly and approved the finances for continuation of the construction of St. Peter's. This undertaking necessitated the building of a new transept and, thus, the question of the construction of a new basilica was actually raised. For the next two centuries, spanning the reign of many popes and enlisting the best artists, the basilica was a site of constant construction.