Pantheon, Rome

Pantheon, Rome

This magnificent ancient temple was built by Emperor Hadrian in 125 and converted into a church in 609. It is the oldest intact ancient building in Rome.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248510
Names
Pantheon
Santa Maria ad Martyres
Coordinates
41.8986000° N, 12.4768000° E
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Location Map

Aerial view of Pantheon, Rome
Location map of Pantheon, Rome. Click image for a larger, interactive view.

Aerial View

Aerial view of Pantheon, Rome
Aerial view of Pantheon, Rome. Click image for a larger, interactive view.

Timeline

27 BCE

Marcus Agrippa constructs the Pantheon

80 CE

The original version of the Pantheon in Rome burns down.

125 CE

Hadrian rebuilds the Pantheon

200 CE

Restoration work on the Pantheon under Septimus Severus.

215 CE

Restoration work on the Pantheon under Caracalla.

609

The Pantheon is the first pagan temple in Rome to be Christianized

667

Pantheon looted

Bibliography

  1. Matilda Webb. The Churches and Catacombs of Early Christian Rome: A Comprehensive Guide. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, , pp. 149-51.
  2. Hayes, Holly. “Pantheon, Rome.” Sacred Destinations. Web. Accessed 6 Nov. 2016. <http://www.sacred-destinations.com/italy/rome-pantheon>
  3. MacDonald, William L. and John Pinto (foreword). The Pantheon: Design, Meaning, and Progeny. Harvard University Press, 2002.