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  Pantheon, Rome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original Pantheon was built in 27 BC-25 BC under the Roman Empire, during the third consulship of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, and his name is inscribed on the portico of the building.
He seems to have intended the Pantheon, a temple to all the gods, to be a kind of ecumenical or syncretist gesture to the subjects of the Roman Empire who did not worship the old gods of Rome, or who (as was increasingly the case) worshipped them under other names.
In the 15th century, the Pantheon was adorned with paintings: the best-known is the "Annunciazione" by Melozzo da Forlì.
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 Pantheon, Rome
The Pantheon was damaged by fire in A.D. 80 and was rebuilt in the reign of Hadrian (120-125); the brickwork of this period demonstrates the extraordinarily high standard of technical mastery achieved by the Romans.
The mighty dome of the Pantheon was the supreme achievement of Roman interior architecture.
The overwhelming effect of the interior results from the harmonious proportions of the whole vast structure: the height is the same as the diameter (43.2m/142ft), while the walls of the cylinder supporting the dome measure half the diameter (21.6m/71ft).
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Due to all this mystery, the Pantheon is often refered to as the Sphi nx of Rome.
The Pantheon was built to emphasise the inside of the dome and not the outside, although the once bronze guilded roof tiles of the dome might have stood out a little.
The Pantheon was to be 43 metres in diameter!
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 Pantheon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pantheon, Rome, a temple built in 125 to all Roman gods, now a Christian church.
Pantheon, London, an 18th century place of entertainment.
Pantheon (gods), a word describing the set of all the gods of a particular religion or mythology.
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 Pantheon Rome Hotel - Roman Architecture Hotel Teatro Pace
The reason for this is that the original Pantheon was badly damaged by fire in 80 AD and after a reconstruction destroyed again by fire in 110AD.
NB Romans could have covered the whole with glass as Romans were using glass as early as 40AD.The Pantheon never floods as the floor slops ever so slightly inwards towards the centre where there are a number of small holes for the water to drain away.
The Pantheon in Rome is to be found in the Piazza della Rotunda, a fountain with an obelisk as it’s centre piece dominate the square.
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 The Pantheon, Rome | History and tourist information
The word 'Pantheon' signifies all the deities, and the building originated as a temple to twelve of the most important Roman gods.
The sense of harmony inside the Pantheon is partly due to its perfect proportions; the dome's diameter is equal to its height from the floor, creating the potential for a perfect spere.
The Pantheon is in the heart of the Centro Storico, and fits in well to a scenic walk.
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 Pantheon Rome Italy Hotels Room Pantheon Rome
The temple of the Pantheon in Rome was built on the area of the "Campo Marzio", where, according to an antique tradition, the founder of city, Romulus, would have reached the sky.
The Pantheon cloaks behind the portico with 16 columns of granite, more or less 14 metres high and with a circumference of more than 4, a circular environment illuminated only by the hole of 9 metres of diameter of the "oculus" located on the top of the cupola.
To reach the 43 metres of highness and at the same time of diameter of the cupola, the Roman architects were constrained to progressively lighten the charges, using materials always lighter and densities always slighter as the construction was proceeding towards the top.
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 Rodolpho Lanciani: The Pantheon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pantheon, must be considered simply as homage paid to his memory by some one who did the work over a century and a half later.
-The Bronze Trusses of the Pronaos of the Pantheon, from a Sketch by Dosio-
It seems that the waters of the Tiber, by which the Pantheon is periodically inundated, had filtered into the tomb, in spite of its being surrounded by a wall two feet thick, and had caused the wooden coffin to decay, and the bones to be covered by a layer of mud.
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 The Pantheon by David Moore
The Pantheon was rebuilt by the Emperor Hadrian during the period 118 to 128 A.D. (a time given by Ward-Perkins).
Terenzio also identifies fractures `reaching from the base of the rotunda to the summit of the dome' that he thought were brought about by differential settlement from uneven loading of the wall, particularly near the entrance of the rotunda in the principal niche.
Mark and Hutchinson describe this picture as one in which the major internal forces in the cracked dome are only in the meridional direction, and this region serves as a series of arches which bears a common compression keystone in the form of the uncracked upper dome.
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 ItalyGuides.it: The temple of the Roman Gods: Pantheon, Rome Italy
The Pantheon is the Roman monument with the greatest number of records: the best preserved, with the biggest brick dome in the history of architecture and is considered the forerunner of all modern places of worship.
According to Roman legend, it is the place where the founder of Rome, Romulus, at his death was seized by an eagle and taken off into the skies with the Gods.
It was then rebuilt in its present shape by the Emperor Hadrian; under his reign, Rome reached its maximum splendour, and the present structure is probably the fruit of his eclectic genius and exotic tastes.
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 Pantheon | Rome Sights & Activities | Fodor's Online Travel Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This onetime pagan temple, a marvel of architectural harmony and proportion, is the best-preserved monument of imperial Rome.
The most striking thing about the Pantheon is not its size, immense though it is (until 1960 the dome was the largest ever built), nor even the phenomenal technical difficulties posed by so vast a construction; rather, it's the remarkable unity of the building.
The Pantheon is by far the best preserved of the major monuments of imperial Rome, a condition that is the result of it being consecrated as a church in AD 608.
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 ItalyGuides.it: Roman Pantheon, Rome Italy
The Pantheon overturns this concept and for the first time the idea of a place of worship open to everyone was conceived, where the faithful could spiritually communicate with the Gods.
In the VII century, the Pantheon was turned into a church dedicated to Mary and the martyrs, a fact that guaranteed, at least partially, its preservation.
In the XVI century, Pope Urban VIII, from the princely Barberini family, decided to remove all the bronze covering from the pronaos ceiling and to use it for other purposes: one part was used to forge 80 canons for the papal fortress of Castle Sant'Angelo; the rest was used for a real masterpiece.
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 The Pantheon, Rome, Sight-Seeing on your Holiday to Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The original Pantheon was built in 27 BC under the Roman Republic, during the third consulship of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, and his name is inscribed on the portico of the building.
He seems to have intended the Pantheon, a temple to all the gods, to be a sort of ecumenical or syncretist gesture to the subjects of the Roman Empire who did not worship the old gods of Rome, or who (as was increasingly the case) worshipped them under other names.
The opening of the Oculus in the Pantheon is and has always been open to the weather, allowing rain to enter and fall to the floor, from where it is carried away through drains in the floor.
magicaljourneys.com /Italy/italy-attractions-lazio-rome-pantheon.html   (1250 words)

 Ancient Rome - Pantheon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Pantheon is a building in Rome that was begun in 27 BC by the statesman Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, probably as a building of the ordinary classical temple type--rectangular with a gabled roof supported by a colonnade on all sides.
The Pantheon was dedicated in AD 609 as the Church of the Santa Maria Rotonda, or ad Martyres, which it remains today.
The bronze rosettes and moldings of the ceiling and other bronze embellishments have disappeared over time, and a frieze of stucco decoration was applied to the interior directly beneath the dome in the late Renaissance.
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 Piazza della Rotonda, The Pantheon Rome Italy
The Pantheon today is the sanctuary of the kings of Italy: in fact it holds the tombs of Victor Emmanuel II, Humbert I and Margherita di Savoia.
The Pantheon is the building of ancient Rome which has been preserved best down to the present day, and is a true masterpiece of architecture.
The present-day Pantheon, however, completely different from the original, is the work of the Emperor Hadrian, who rebuilt the monument in the early 2nd century, keeping only the ancient inscription out of modesty.
www.romaclick.com /Pages/Rome/Tosee/Rome-guide-pantheon.htm   (431 words)

 The Pantheon-- Rome 126 AD
But when Michelangelo first saw the Pantheon in the early 1500s, he proclaimed it of "angelic and not human design." Surprisingly, at that point, this classic Roman temple, converted into a Christian church, was already more than 1350 years old.
Whatever the reasons, the Pantheon is the only structure of its age, size and span that has successfully survived the scourge of time and gravity and has come down to us, intact, and in all its splendor and beauty.
Concrete - The Pantheon's concrete was a mixture of pozzolan, lime and a small amount of water.
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 Rome : The Pantheon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Pantheon is one of the most important architectural monuments remained of the entire ancient age: on its model had been built the renown Pantheon in Paris and other important neoclassical buildings, as example the Basilica of St.Francis from Paola at Plebiscite Piazza in Naples.
In the piazza in front of the Pantheon there is the fountain sculpted by Giambattista della Porta in 1578, upon which had been placed an original Egyptyan obelisk coming from the Temple of Isis.
In the neighboourhood around the Pantheon there are: the Church of Magdalene, in rococo style; the Church of Saint Mary upon Minerva, with the Carafa Chapel frescoed by Filippino Lippi; the Doria Pamphili Gallery, inside the palace with the same name, with important paintngs by Annibale Carracci, Velasquez, Caravaggio, Hans Memling.
www.romeroma.com /Rome/pantheon.html   (260 words)

 Pantheon, Rome, Italy
The Pantheon was probably built by Emperor Hadrian in AD 118 who modestly attributes the temple to AGRIPPA (see the huge inscription on the front of the building).
The Pantheon is one of the great spiritual buildings of the world.
As the sun moves, striking patterns of light illuminate the walls and floors of porphyry, granite and yellow marbles.
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 Rome Pantheon quarter, the Pantheon by Marcus Aurelius Agrippa
Rome Pantheon quarter, the Pantheon by Marcus Aurelius Agrippa
The area is one of Rome's most ancient, between Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
An engineering marvel of the ancient Romans, the best preserved ancient Rome temple was later transformed into a Christian church and a national monument hosting the graves of Raphael as well as of the former Italian Royal family.
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 The Oculus of the Pantheon: Rome's Wonder
The mathematical perfection of the Pantheon is underscored by its symmetry here: the width and the height of the dome are equal.
It made a geometric disk as it hit the rows of coffers with a dizzying power, and electrified a disk on the floor, accomplishing an instantaneous transmogrification from the architectural to the spiritual.
To experience the sundial effect, I made it a point to return to the Pantheon at varying times of day, to watch a white or a golden light pounce on the floor or walls, or simply to observe dark clouds moving across the oculus.
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 Pantheon Rome en hotels vlakbij Pantheon Rome - EasyToBook.com, Attractions- EasyToBook
Deze tempel, die slechts uit een ruimte bestaat, is ontworpen in klassieke en oud-corintische stijl en deed van oudsher al dienst als godsdienstig centrum, maar werd later getransformeerd in en ingewijd als een katholieke kerk.
Het interessantste en meest onderscheidende kenmerk van het Pantheon is natuurlijk de oculus (ronde opening) aan de top van de koepel, waardoor zonlicht het porfier, graniet en de geel-marmeren muren en de vloer verlicht, zonlicht dat zich bovendien van zonsopkomst tot zonsondergang verplaatst, zodat iemand de tijd kan vaststellen door alleen maar te kijken naar de hoek waaronder het zonlicht binnenvalt.
Het Pantheon is dagelijk geopend behalve op Eerste Kerstdag, Nieuwjaarsdag en 1 mei.
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 Travel Rome: The Pantheon - Associated Content
The pantheon is one of the most recognized, and oldest monuments still standing in Rome.
The pantheon is a tourist attraction that pulls in people from around the world and is something that everyone who visits Rome usually goes to see…but there is a good reason why.
Visiting the pantheon is free to the pubic, and the pantheon welcomes tour groups of all shapes and sizes.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/7902/travel_rome_the_pantheon.html   (507 words)

 Pantheon : "Temple of all the Gods" Review | Pantheon : "Temple of all the Gods" | Rome - RealTravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The original Pantheon was a rectangular temple built by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, son-in-law of Augustus, the first Roman emperor, as part of a district renewal plan in 27-25 BC.
The giant dome that dominates the interior is 43.30 meters or 142 feet in diameter (for comparison, the White House dome is 96 feet in diameter).
The Pantheon is made perfectly harmonious by the fact that the distance from the floor to the top of the dome is exactly equal to its diameter.
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 Rome: The Eternal City...Roman Ruins, the Vatican, Fountains and the Nightly Extravaganza
Our hotel was in the heart of old Rome, near Campo Fiori and Piazza Navona, a short walking distance from the Pantheon, Rome’s famous fountains, the Spanish Steps, the Tiber River, and the Vatican.
Ancient Rome’s Colosseum and Forum were but ten minutes by bus or taxi.
The interior of the Pantheon is a marvel, fully illuminated with a single opening in the dome.
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