Pantheon

Piazza della Rotonda
Rome, Lazio Region, 00186 Roma, Italy

The Pantheon
Photo: Jean-Pol Grandmont License: CC BY 3.0
It is one of the best preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. It has been in continuous use throughout its history, and since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been used as a church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs."

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  • Ancient Structures

    The building was commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD) and rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian about 126 AD.
  • Places of Worship, Religious Buildings

    In 609, the Byzantine emperor Phocas gave the building to Pope Boniface IV, who converted it into a Christian church and consecrated it to Santa Maria ad Martyres, now known as Santa Maria dei Martiri.
  • Tombs and Graves

    Since the Renaissance the Pantheon has been used as a tomb. Among those buried there are the painters Raphael and Annibale Carracci, the composer Arcangelo Corelli, and the architect Baldassare Peruzzi. Two kings of Italy are buried there.

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