The Pantheon, called also the Pantheon of Agrippa, is the best preserved building from ancient Rome. The name Patheon comes from Greek and means "devoted to all goods" and sure enough it was a temple, with a surprising oculus that is the building's main source of natural light. The facade shows this text in bronze, "M.AGRIPPA.L.F.COS.TERTIUM.FECIT", that means "Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, third-time consul, has built this". Inside the Pantheon, are found tombs of numerous Italian kings and a multitude of art works, and at he beginning of the 7th century, the building was donated to the Pope Boniface IV, who transformed it into a church.
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