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A display of beautiful Roman ingenuity

April 22, 2020 5:17 pm

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When it comes to Roman history there are many incredible examples of the way in which these creative and systematically organised individuals have impacted upon the world in which we now live. Whether it is developing early forms of underfloor heating, our road systems or early drainage systems that a Drain Lining Company today can still follow the original lines of.

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One of the most spectacular buildings you can see well preserved, that showcases all of these inventions is the Pantheon in Ancient Rome.

The building was completed back in 125 CE which was during the reign of Hadrian. The building stands almost entirely intact and is the world’s largest free-standing concrete structure. In its architecture you can see the classic Roman styling of a dome roof and central area along with the classic columns that grace the porch area. Although its actual use is not definitively known it is thought that, as a result of studying the architecture of the building and comparing it to others in the area, that it was most likely a temple of one description or another.

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It has remained one of the most visited sites in Ancient Rome and each year thousands and thousands of visitors arrive to look around the building which has stood in place for well over 2000 years and hails back to the glorious time of the Roman Empire.

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