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Pantheon in Rome

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Submitted by Serg A Nik on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 22:59

The Pantheon is one of the best preserved buildings in Rome and one of the main attractions of the city. The Pantheon building commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD) and rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian about 126 AD. “Pantheon” word can be translated from the ancient Greek as “Temple of all the gods”. (Marcus Agrippa was a Roman statesman, general and architect.)

Panteon Rome photo  inside The Pantheon is a circular building with an entrance portico decorated with large, granite columns. Pantheon dome is unique structure of the building (not visible in the photo). The dome of the Pantheon is still the largest of the non-reinforced concrete structure in the world. The diameter of the dome is about 43 meters. In the center of the dome is a hole through which light enters the building.

For nearly two thousand years the Pantheon was constantly and perfectly preserved. From the 7th century, the Pantheon is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary and the Martyrs (Santa Maria ad Martires). Currently, it is an active church. The square in front of the Pantheon called “Piazza della Rotonda”.
Dimensions: length 84 meters, width 58 meters.

Pantheon is located approximately 1.5 kilometers to the north-west of the Colosseum and at a distance of about 600 meters from the Trevi Fountain. The nearest metro stations “Spagna” (Plaza de España) and “Barberini Fontana di Trevi” located about 1 kilometer from the Pantheon.

The photo shows the exterior and interior space of the Pantheon in Rome.
See location on a map of Rome.

The photo was taken during a tourist trip to Italy.


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