Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Pantheon

After our long walk and detour, we found a public bus that would take us farther into Rome. 
Our next stop was to the Pantheon. We walked up a small street and saw this large building.  It looked like something significant from the back, but we weren't sure what it was. 
Once we walked around it, we realized that it was something significant, it was indeed the Pantheon, the building that we were looking for.
The front of it is currently undergoing some reconstruction work, which I guess is understandable considering it was built 18 centuries ago.
The Pantheon is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome.
The Pantheon wa built with a hole in the top of the ceiling to allow the prayers to go up to God.  This was the first pagan temple in Rome to be Christianized.

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