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The large circular area on the first floor of the U.S. Capitol Building is...

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IG team in Bartholdi Park.
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Water infiltration has led to leaking and staining in the Rotunda.
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How the Crypt Got its Name

Posted by AOC Curator Office on March 04, 2013

The Capitol Crypt, which now houses statuary and exhibitions, was once used as an informal storage space where bicycles were parked, seen here circa 1900.
The term "crypt" has long referred to a space beneath the main floor of a church or a chamber in a mausoleum. For many of us it suggests somber, stony silence and perhaps dusty coffins. The Capitol Crypt, however, is a different thing altogether.

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