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Pantheon
PantheonITA
The Pantheon

Location

Regio IX Circus Vespasianus

Built in

Unknown, possibly 900 BCE

Built for

Unknown

Style

Urbance

Purpose

Maorist Temple

The Pantheon (Eurasian: Pantheum) is a Maiorist temple in Julium, Eurasia, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus I of Eurasia. The present building was completed by the Emperor Hadrian I and dedicated in 126 CE. He retained Agrippa's original inscription, which has caused some confusion over its date of construction as the original Pantheon burned down, so it is not certain when the present one was built. The imperial documents relating to its construction were lost in a fire in 604 CE.

The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon's dome is still the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 142 feet (43 m).

The Pantheon is unique in Mos Maiorum, as instead of being dedicated to a single god it is dedicated to the entire Dii Consentes, the twelve principal gods of Mos Maiorum. Maiorist Emperors are traditionally coronated in the Pantheon before walking to the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus. The square in front of the Pantheon is called Forum Pantheae. The Pantheon is a state property, managed by the Ministry of Culture; as with all state property in Eurasia, it is thus technically the personal property of the Emperor, Augustus IV of Eurasia.

Due to its religious significance, as well as being the religious heart of Eurasian society, many theologians and sociologists consider the Pantheon, alongside the Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus, to be the holiest and most sacred site in all of Eurasia.