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Pantheon


This interesting temple, principally was built as a temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome, and reconstructed circa 125 AD during Hadrian's reign.

The Pantheon means "Temple of all the gods". The proposed degree of inclusiveness of this dedication is in debate. The special term pantheon is now utilized to a monument in which illustrious dead are buried. It is the best conserved of all Roman buildings, and maybe the best conserved building of its age in the world. It has been in constant use throughout its history.

The design of the building is occasionally credited to the Trajan's architect Apollodorus of Damascus, but it is equally probable that the building and the design should be credited to the emperor Hadrian or his architects.

Since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a Christian church. The Pantheon is actually the oldest standing domed structure in Rome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43.3 meters.


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