What can you find at the Pantheon
D’Uva Workshop in collaboration with the Chapter of Saint Maria ad Martyres offers visitors to the Pantheon a series of welcome services through which they can experience a unique way of getting to know about this splendid monument from ancient Rome. The proposed service are : audio guides, video guides, radio guides, guided visits, applications for iPhone and iPad and a selection of postcards to help the pastoral activities of the Chapter.
History of the Pantheon
The Pantheon has represented the maximum expression of the glory of Rome for over 2000 years. It’s story is in dissolutely tied to the Eternal City of which it has been the image throughout the centuries. The Pantheon was an inspiration for one of the greatest architects of the Renaissance, Raffaello, who requested it become his place of eternal rest It is the only Roman building that has remained practically intact through the centuries and was founded by Agrippa between 25 and 27 B.C as a temple dedicated to the twelve Gods and to the living Sovran. Traditionally it is held that the present building is fruit of the radical reconstruction promoted by Hadrian between 118 and 125 AD. In 608 Pope Boniface IV had the remains of many martyrs removed from the Christian catacombs and placed in the Pantheon. Therefore the temple was officially converted to Christianisation with the name of Saint Maria ad Martyres.
Curiosities of the Pantheon
What does it mean?
What does the writing on the tomb of Raffaello mean «ILLE HIC EST RAPHAEL TIMUIT QUO SOSPITE VINCI RERUM MAGNA PARENS ET MORIENTE MORI»? “ “Here is that Raffaello who in life mother nature feared to be better than her but who feared to die with when he passed away “
2-What does the writing on the pediment of the Pantheon mean « M.AGRIPPA.L.F.COS.TERTIVM.FECIT» ? "Marco Agrippa, son of Lucio, consulate for the third time, built".
Where does it come from?
To learn more, consult the Wikipedia page