"Pantheon" Pantheon Tip by aukahkay
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The Pantheon is the glory of Rome - it is the city's only architecturally intact monument from the classical times. It was built by Agrippa in 27 BC and dedicated to the gods of the Julian family. The portico has 16 monolithic granite columns. Light enters through an opening at the top of the dome - an oculus 9m across through which the sky seems to descend to the temple. The ceiling of the dome was originally covered by bronze but taken down by Pope Urban VIII and used for the baldacchino in St Peter's basilica. There is a tomb containing the remains of Raphael.
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