Rome: The Pantheon

Sep 23, 2019 546

The pantheon is one of the most recognized, and oldest monuments still standing in Rome. Originally built as a temple to all of the Roman gods, the Pantheon (originally built around 27 BC) was torn down and rebuilt by emperor Hadrian around 120 AD. That structure is the same as the one you will see when you visit today. 

The Pantheon is the oldest intact structure still standing from the Greco-Roman world, and has been used completely throughout history. The building is a complete circle, with an opening in the ceiling that looks out onto the sky above. The opening is meant to symbolize the eye of heaven looking down over the temple, and being “all-seeing” to the world below. 

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