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Landmarks in Rome

Landmarks in Rome

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Published by: Станислава Донина on Feb 17, 2013
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Landmarks in Rome
Stanislava K. Donina
 
Castel Sant'Angelo
The
Mausoleum of Hadrian
,usually known as the
CastelSant'Angelo
(English:
Castleof the Holy Angel 
), is atowering cylindrical buildingin Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy.It was initially commissionedby the RomanEmperor Hadrian asa mausoleum for himself andhis family. The building waslater used by the popes as afortress and castle, and is nowa museum. The Castel wasonce the tallest building inRome.
 
The Pantheon
 
Is a building in Rome, Italy,commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all thegods of Ancien Rome, andrebuilt by Emperor Hadrian inabout 126 C.E The building iscircular with a portico of largegranite Corinthian columns(eight in the first rank and twogroups of four behind) under a pediment. Arectangular vestibule links theporch to the rotunda, which isunder acoffered concretedome, with a central opening (oculus) tothe sky.

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