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The Pantheon from Greek Πάνθειον Pantheion meaning "[temple] of every god" is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC – 14 AD). The present building was completed by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated about 126 AD. He retained Agrippa's original inscription, which has confused its date of construction as the original Pantheon burnt down so it is not certain when the present one was built.

The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same (43 m).

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  • Copyright: federico ce (federico) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 661] (5785)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Noir & blanc
  • Date Taken: 2017-01-20
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/0.7, 1/20 secondes
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2017-05-06 7:49
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