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History of the Roman Pantheon

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The history of the Pantheon is unique. Its special architecture ensured ongoing use and maintenance through time. During the middle ages many Roman buildings were destroyed and plundered for materials, however the Pantheon was saved when emperor Phocas donated it to Pope Boniface III in the year 608AC. Boniface consecrated it the following year on the 1st November as the church of St. Mary and the Martyrs. It continues to be in use today. If walls could speak!


History of the Roman Pantheon

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