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21 Really Cool Facts About The U.S. Capitol You Probably Didn't Know

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The tubs were some of the finest available at the time. They were hand carved out of a single piece of marble by craftsmen in Italy. Of the four tubs installed, only one remains.

10. There is a private, locked chapel that is for the exclusive use of members.

According to the architect of the Capitol: "Its only purpose is to provide a quiet place to which individual senators and representatives may withdraw a while to seek divine strength and guidance, both in public affairs and in their own personal concerns."

5. The Capitol has its own crypt. It is called that because Washington's body was SUPPOSED to be entombed here. They even had holes dug for a viewing chamber where you could walk by and see him! But Washington's wishes were to be buried at Mt. Vernon.

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