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#3467: Pantheon from Piazza Sopra Minerva

Photo 3467: Pantheon from Piazza Sopra Minerva - Pantheon, Rome

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Photo ID
3467
Credit
Title
Pantheon from Piazza Sopra Minerva
Caption
View of the east side of the Pantheon from the Piazza Santa Maria sopra Minerva, with Bernini's elephant supporting an Egyptian obelisk in the foreground. The first temple on this site was founded in 27 BC by Marcus Agrippa, who is given credit for the building on the portico inscription. But the Pantheon was completely reconstructed in 125 AD by Hadrian, a cosmopolitan emperor who had traveled widely in the East. Hadrian himself is credited with the basic plan, an architectural design that was unique for the time.
Geotag
41.898540° N, 12.476864° E
Uploaded
December 30, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
ISO
100