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The Pantheon (Built 118128 AD)

The Pantheon is the best preserved building from ancient Rome. Its magnificent dome is a lasting testimony to the genius of Roman architects and as the building stands virtually intact it offers a unique opportunity for the modern visitor to step back 2,000 years and experience the glory that was Rome.

The previous Pantheon that was on the site was destroyed along with other buildings in a huge fire in the year 80 AD. Domitian rebuilt the Pantheon, which was burnt again in 110 AD.

"Pantheon" may have been merely a nickname, not the formal name of the building.