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GomezArch101Pantheon-RomeRoman RenaissanceTNIKOLA GOMES11/27/2012Pantheon, RomeArchitect: Apollodorus of Damascus was a Greek engineer from Syria, architect, designer and sculptorwho flourished during the 2nd century AD, from Damascus, Roman Syria.Histroy:Most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome.Built and dedicated between A.D 118 and 125.Built to replace Augustus friend and Commander Marcus AgrippasPantheon of 27 B.C. which burnt to the ground in 80 A.D.When approaching the front of the Pantheon one can see the inscriptionabove still reads in Latin the original dedication by Marcus Agrippa. Theinscription reads:"M. AGRIPPA.L.F.COSTERTIUM.FECITMarcus Agrippa son of Lucius, having been consul three times made it.HadrainFacts:Despite all the marvelous building projects that the emperor Hadrian produced during his reign,he never inscribed his name to any, but one, the temple of his father Trajan. That is why theRoman Pantheon bears the inscription of Marcus Agrippa, and not the emperor Hadrian.The pediment,(the triangle section above the inscription) is blank today, but there would havebeen sculpture that acted out the battle of the Titans. Great bronze doors guard the entrance tothe cella and would have been covered in gold, but it has long since disappeared.The original use of the Pantheon is somewhat unknown, except that is was classified as atemple. However, it is unknown as to how the people worshipped in the buil

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