HISTORY OF ROMAN ARCHITECTURE
: Pantheon, Italy, Rome; 118-35 A.D.
- The first Pantheon which was small rectangular and had north entrance was built in 27 B.C. by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.
After it buned down twice by fire, the Emperor Hadrian built again with huge round hall and dome.
- The building is composed of the huge round hall and the porch which has temple facade of greek style.
- The porch has twelve Egyptian gray granite columns in front and side, four Egyptian red granite columns beside the entrance.
The capital and the base of columns are white marble which are same product of Parthenon.
Photo: Shoji Hiramatsu
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