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THE PANTHEON/Agrippa & Hadrian Biographies

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Only in a city such as Rome could the Pantheon be considered quaint.

Found in a city containing hundreds of opportunities to view overwhelming ruins, the Roman Pantheon slips dreamily into the landscape.

Of all the great buildings constructed during the crest of the Roman Empire, only this one still stands.

Seemingly impervious to time or destruction, the walls and dome of the Roman Pantheon rise from Piazza della Rotonda, and bathe the square in a warm, protecting light.




PantheonThe Pantheon (Latin Pantheon), from Greek Πάνθεον Pantheon, meaning "Temple of all the Gods") is
a building in Rome which was originally built as a temple to the seven deities of the seven planets in the state religion of Ancient Rome.

It is the best preserved of all Roman buildings, and perhaps the best preserved building of its age in the world.
It has been in continuous use throughout its history.

Although the identity of the Pantheon's primary architect remains uncertain, it is largely assigned to Apollodorus of Damascus. Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Christian church.






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