9 Facts About the Pantheon, the Iconic Roman Church That Barely Survived the Dark Ages

Jun 10, 2021 168

BY: Madeleine Muzdakis

The city of Rome is full of ancient buildings and modern churches—including some sites that are both. Among the most magnificent historical houses of worship is the Pantheon.

Built by the Romans likely as a temple or political space, the domed structure continues to fascinate engineers for its gravity-defying signature dome. The Pantheon is also a significant historical landmark that draws lines of continuity from polytheistic Rome through the Dark Ages to Renaissance opulence.

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