The Pantheon

The Pantheon

The Pantheon is one of the most spectacular buildings in all of Rome. It was built for emperor Hadrian between 118 C.E. and 128 C.E. It used most advanced building techniques. It looked as if it were a place to honor all Roman gods.

Inside The Pantheon

The Pantheon is a rotunda or drum shape, with a dome. The interior is based on a sphere: the rotunda is 142 feet across and the top of the dome is the same height above the floor.

Replicas of the Pantheon

How It Benefits Us Today

The Pantheon benefits our modern day structures, like the Pantheon in Paris, or the Pantheon at the University of Virginia.