The Pantheon is one of the most famous monuments of Rome that, besides attracting from the historical and architectural point of view, seduces with its mysteries.
Its history begins in 27 B. C. the year in which Agrippa, on the orders of Emperor Augustus, had a solar temple built to venerate all past and future divinities. Legend has it that it was built following the apparition of the goddess Cybele in Agrippa. Particularly special is its perfect spherical shape, with the height equal to its diameter measuring 43.44 meters by 43.44 meters. This architectural perfection has been achieved thanks to the harmony of the lines and the perfect calculation of mass geometries.
Let's discover the mysteries together:
- The Pantheon was the largest pagan temple of the ancient world dedicated to all Gods, but it was converted into a Christian church in the 7th century;
- the real name of the Pantheon is: Saint Mary of Martyrs;
- the best painter of the Renaissance, Raphael Santi, was buried in the Pantheon;
- it’s free to visit, well, at least for now. Staring May 2nd of 2018 everyone is going to have to pay a small fee, it is to say €2,00 to enter Pantheon;
- the roof of the pantheon was covered with bronze tiles, but in July of 663AD the tiles were removed by the Emperor Constantine II and shipped off to Constantinople.