It is flanked by two Corinthian columns of yellowish pink giallo antico marble from Tunisia. [5], The pediment was decorated with relief sculpture, probably of gilded bronze. Mark and Hutchison estimated that, if normal weight concrete had been used throughout, the stresses in the arch would have been some 80% greater. The main building (known as the “rotonda”) with a circular ground plan and a thick windowless wall in which there are 7 large niches at ground level (8 if one includes the entrance). It was no doubt chosen due to the fact that it can be carved in exquisite detail. Pantheon, temple dedicated to all the gods. The frieze has allegorical representations of Generosity, by Eugenio Maccagnani, and Munificence, by Arnaldo Zocchi. [72] Others include the Rotunda of Mosta in Malta (1833). For some reason (possibly a shipwreck) these columns failed to arrive, and the builders had to use the smaller columns that still exist today. This idea is supported by the recent discovery of an ancient set of full scale plans and templates for the portico of the Pantheon cut into the limestone paving next to the Mausoleum of Augustus, only 600 meters to the north. Built by Agrippa between 25 and 27 BC the Pantheon was a temple dedicated to the twelve Gods and to the living Sovran. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the year 476, the old Roman religion died off. Weddings are also held there from time to time. Hidden chambers engineered within the rotunda form a sophisticated structural system. In shape it is an immense cylinder concealing eight piers, topped with a dome and fronted by a rectangular colonnaded porch. [2], The building is cylindrical with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. [44] This substitution was probably a result of logistical difficulties at some stage in the construction. [41] Concerning this, an anonymous contemporary Roman satirist quipped in a pasquinade (a publicly posted poem) that quod non fecerunt barbari fecerunt Barberini ("What the barbarians did not do the Barberinis [Urban VIII's family name] did"). As the brick stamps on the side of the building reveal it was built and dedicated between A.D 118 and 125. [9] In fact, the concept of a pantheon dedicated to all the gods is questionable. It is also said that the bronze was used by Bernini in creating his famous baldachin above the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica, but, according to at least one expert, the Pope's accounts state that about 90% of the bronze was used for the cannon, and that the bronze for the baldachin came from Venice. The church, originally dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, was rededicated to Saint Genevieve, who became the patron saint of Paris. It was dedicated to "all gods" as a gesture embracing the religious syncretism in the increasingly multicultural Roman Empire, with subjects worshipping gods from many cultures and traditions. Behind the tomb is the statue known as the Madonna del Sasso (Madonna of the Rock) so named because she rests one foot on a boulder. The Pantheon's large circular domed cella, with a conventional temple portico front, was unique in Roman architecture. [51] Finite element analysis of the structure by Mark and Hutchison[53] found a maximum tensile stress of only 0.128 MPa (18.5 psi) at the point where the dome joins the raised outer wall. [39] The only other loss has been the external sculptures, which adorned the pediment above Agrippa's inscription. The checkerboard floor pattern contrasts with the concentric circles of square coffers in the dome. Portico/Porch. The emperor Hadrian (A.D 117-138) built the Pantheon to replace Augustus' friend and Commander Marcus Agrippa's Pantheon of 27 B.C. [1], In the aftermath of the Battle of Actium (31 BC), Marcus Agrippa started an impressive building program: the Pantheon was a part of the complex created by him on his own property in the Campus Martius in 29–19 BC, which included three buildings aligned from south to north: the Baths of Agrippa, the Basilica of Neptune, and the Pantheon. and been its image through the centuries. The first chapel on the left, is the Chapel of St Joseph in the Holy Land, and is the chapel of the Confraternity of the Virtuosi at the Pantheon. In the walls at the back of the Pantheon's portico are two huge niches, perhaps intended for statues of Augustus Caesar and Agrippa. Following Hadrians usual practice of dedicating rebuilt buildings and monuments in honour of the original dedicator, the Pantheon is dedicated to Marcus Agrippa and the prominent inscription on the porch façade reads: The roof of the porch was originally held up and reinforced by bronze trusses, which were removed by pope Urban VIII of the Barberini family to cast cannon for the protection of Castel Sant’Angelo (another building closely associated with Hadrian), and replaced with timber beams. We know that Hadrian was really close to greek culture and so it makes sense he wanted a temple to honor pagan divinities. [12] It seems highly significant that Dio does not quote the simplest explanation for the name—that the Pantheon was dedicated to all the gods. [46] These were dragged more than 100 km (62 miles) from the quarry to the river on wooden sledges. In the Chapel of the Crucifixion, the Roman brick wall is visible in the niches. On the right wall is the canvas Emperor Phocas presenting the Pantheon to Pope Boniface IV (1750) by an unknown. According to historians, it was built to house the statues of many gods of pagan Rome, but the name may also derive from the fact that the dome refer tothe sky. All other extant ancient domes were either designed with tie-rods, chains and banding or have been retrofitted with such devices to prevent collapse. As a result, the interior decorative zones do not line up. Duration: 3 hours | Linguages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Duration: 35 minutes | Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Selection of the best hotels and apartments near the Pantheon, in the heart of Rome. His uncertainty strongly suggests that "Pantheon" (or Pantheum) was merely a nickname, not the forma… DR. STEVEN ZUCKER: And also in some way about human perception. [34] On its consecration, Boniface placed an icon of the Mother of God as 'Panagia Hodegetria' (All Holy Directress) within the new sanctuary.[35]. [8] His uncertainty strongly suggests that "Pantheon" (or Pantheum) was merely a nickname, not the formal name of the building. In the early decades of the 20th century, a piece of the original, as could be reconstructed from Renaissance drawings and paintings, was recreated in one of the panels. [15] It seems likely that the Pantheon and the Basilica of Neptune were Agrippa's sacra privata, not aedes publicae (public temples). Most of the bronze was used to make bombards for the fortification of Castel Sant'Angelo, with the remaining amount used by the Apostolic Camera for various other works. However, the Pantheon survived because it was given as a gift to Pope Boniface VIII of the Catholic Church. "[22], The only passages referring to the decoration of the Agrippan Pantheon written by an eyewitness are in Pliny the Elder's Natural History. It was commissioned by Raphael and made by Lorenzetto in 1524. Unfortunately the original columns on these aedicules made of precious purple porphyry have been removed and replaced with shafts of rosso antico or gray granite. The Pantheon, in greek, is the place where all the gods meet. The wall of the rotunda is 6 meters thick and is punctuated by seven deep niches or alcoves, the ceilings of which are supported by two Corinthian columns. It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings, in large part because it has been in continuous use throughout its history and, since the 7th century, the Pantheon has been in use as a church dedicated to "St. Mary and the Martyrs" (Latin: Sancta Maria ad Martyres) but informally known as "Santa Maria Rotonda". On the altar is a statue of St Joseph and the Holy Child by Vincenzo de' Rossi. The Pope decided to use the Pantheon as a church, and hundreds of years of constant maintenance and use have allowed it to remain in very good condition. Pantheon means "all gods," and though it's commonly thought the structure was a site of worship dedicated to Roman deities, its original purpose is … The tomb of King Umberto I and his wife Margherita di Savoia is in the next chapel. This structure gives access to the door to the main building. [48] Thus, it was necessary to either drag them or to move them on rollers to the construction site. It was originally dedicated to the Holy Spirit. The building was later renovated for use as a Christian church in 609 under Pope Boniface IV. The present design is by Giuseppe Sacconi, completed after his death by his pupil Guido Cirilli. The third niche holds the mortal remains – his Ossa et cineres, "Bones and ashes", as the inscription on the sarcophagus says – of the great artist Raphael. Scriptores Historiae Augustea, Hadrianus XIX. The first chapel on the right, the Chapel of the Annunciation, has a fresco of the Annunciation attributed to Melozzo da Forlì. At its thickest point, the aggregate is travertine, then terracotta tiles, then at the very top, tufa and pumice, both porous light stones. 19.10), but the current inscription could not be a copy of the original; it provides no information as to who Agrippa's foundation was dedicated to, and, in Ziolkowski's opinion, it was highly unlikely that in 25 BC Agrippa would have presented himself as "consul tertium." Cassius Dio, a Roman senatorwho wrote in Greek, speculated that the name comes either from the statues of many gods placed around this building, or from the resemblance of the dome to the heavens. Much fine external marble has been removed over the centuries – for example, capitals from some of the pilasters are in the British Museum. The final niche on the right side has a statue of St. Anastasio (1725) by Bernardino Cametti.[69]. The name "Pantheon" is from the Ancient Greek "Pantheion" (Πάνθειον) meaning "of, relating to, or common to all the gods": (pan- / "παν-" meaning "all" + theion / "θεῖον"= meaning "of or sacred to a god"). [69], The dome photographed with a fisheye lens in 2016, South east view of the Pantheon from Piazza della Minerva, 2006, The dome of the Pantheon seen from the hill of Janiculum, Tomb of King Victor Emmanuel II, "Father of his Country", As the best-preserved example of an Ancient Roman monumental building, the Pantheon has been enormously influential in Western architecture from at least the Renaissance on;[70] starting with Brunelleschi's 42-metre (138 ft) dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, completed in 1436. Each zone of the interior, from floor to ceiling, is subdivided according to a different scheme. The Roman legend tells that the original Pantheon was built on the very site and was dedicated to Romulus, their mythological founder, after he ascended to heaven from that site. The niche opposite the doorway is the most impressive, as it is the only one that extends above the level of the first internal cornice (like the arch above the doorway). It is widely accepted that Pantheon was dedicated to all the gods, as its name suggests (from the Ancient Greek Pan "all" + Theon "gods"). [61], Upon entry, visitors are greeted by an enormous rounded room covered by the dome. Dio appears to be the only near-contemporaneous writer to mention the Pantheon. 1. [36] Two columns were swallowed up in the medieval buildings that abutted the Pantheon on the east and were lost. The name Pantheon means “Temple dedicated to all gods ”. The wooden crucifix on the altar is from the 15th century. The structure of the Pantheon consists of two main architectural elements: 1. They also organize picket guards at the tombs. While more recent archaeological diggings have suggested that Agrippa's building might have had a circular form with a triangular porch, and it might have also faced north, much like the later rebuildings, Ziolkowski complains that their conclusions were based entirely on surmise; according to him, they did not find any new datable material, yet they attributed everything they found to the Agrippan phase, failing to account for the fact that Domitian, known for his enthusiasm for building and known to have restored the Pantheon after 80 AD, might well have been responsible for everything they found. [13] In fact, Livy wrote that it had been decreed that temple buildings (or perhaps temple cellae) should only be dedicated to single divinities, so that it would be clear who would be offended if, for example, the building were struck by lightning, and because it was only appropriate to offer sacrifice to a specific deity (27.25.7–10). The same pieces of formwork could have been reused as new layers and sections of concrete were laid next to each other. Masses are celebrated there on Sundays and holy days of obligation. [54], The stresses in the dome were found to be substantially reduced by the use of successively less dense aggregate stones, such as small pots or pieces of pumice, in higher layers of the dome. 7.12). Original temple built around 29-19BC by Marcus Agrippa Current temple built and dedicated by Emperor Hadrian in roughly 125 AD. It has this name, perhaps because it received among the images which decorated it the statues of many gods, including Mars and Venus; but my own opinion of the name is that, because of its vaulted roof, it resembles the heavens. All the gods. In fact, it has been in continuous use since it was first built, which is probably one of the reasons it is so intact. The final niche on this side has a statue of St. Evasius (Sant'Evasio) (1727) by Francesco Moderati. On the left side is a canvas by Clement Maioli of St Lawrence and St Agnes (1645–1650). Most historians claim that Emperor Augustus right hand, Agrippa, built the first Pantheon in 27 BC. Pantheon is a Greek word meaning “honor all Gods” so the building had special significance during the Roman Empire. "[12], Since the French Revolution, when the church of Sainte-Geneviève in Paris was deconsecrated and turned into the secular monument called the Panthéon of Paris, the generic term pantheon has sometimes been applied to other buildings in which illustrious dead are honoured or buried. The tomb consists of a large bronze plaque surmounted by a Roman eagle and the arms of the house of Savoy. The extraordinarily precise details and elegant finishing of the ancient Roman workmanship can thus still be admired in the Pantheon. Continue along Via della Maddalena, for 80 meters. In Piazza della Maddalena continue in the same direction along Via del Pantheon (the street on the left). [citation needed], The building was originally approached by a flight of steps. The third niche has a sculpture by Il Lorenzone of St Anne and the Blessed Virgin. RESTITVERVNT). It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome. Plan of the building. This complex contrast and sophisticated discordance between the interior decorative zones was not fully appreciated or understood in later centuries, and in fact the attic level was radically modified in 1753, being replaced by a monotonous scheme in Neoclassical style, with simple square panels framed by ornamental mouldings alternating with window-like recesses topped by pediments. [14] Godfrey and Hemsoll maintain that the word Pantheon "need not denote a particular group of gods, or, indeed, even all the gods, since it could well have had other meanings. It really was about the divine. Adytons (shrines recessed into the wall) and coffers (sunken panels) cleverly reduce the weight of the dome, as did a lightweight cement made of pumice used in the upper levels. [6], The name "Pantheon" is from the Ancient Greek "Pantheion" (Πάνθειον) meaning "of, relating to, or common to all the gods": (pan- / "παν-" meaning "all" + theion / "θεῖον"= meaning "of or sacred to a god"). Due to the periodic flooding of the Tiber in this area, as well as deposits of rubbish caused by human habitation and the periodic demolition or collapse of buildings, the ground level around the Pantheon, as well as around most other ancient Roman buildings and monuments, steadily rose over the centuries. [45] The grey granite columns that were actually used in the Pantheon's pronaos were quarried in Egypt at Mons Claudianus in the eastern mountains. Certainly the word pantheus or pantheos, could be applicable to individual deities. Even by the year 200, there was uncertainty about the origin of the building and its purpose: Agrippa finished the construction of the building called the Pantheon. It had long been thought that the current building was built by Agrippa, with later alterations undertaken, and this was in part because of the Latin inscription on the front of the temple[19] which reads: or in full, "M[arcus] Agrippa L[ucii] f[ilius] co[n]s[ul] tertium fecit," meaning "Marcus Agrippa, son of Lucius, made [this building] when consul for the third time. The central point of the Pantheon is far above visitors’ heads: the great eye, … The Pantheon is made perfectly harmonious by the fact that the distance from the floor to the top of the dome is exactly equal to its diameter. Panthéon, building in Paris that was begun about 1757 by the architect Jacques-Germain Soufflot as the Church of Sainte-Geneviève to replace a much older church of that name on the same site. Each was 11.9 metres tall, 1.5 metres in diameter, and 60 tonnes in weight. Since the Renaissance the Pantheon has been the site of several important burials. Subsequent chapters present the Pantheon as it existed during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries, and finally the Modern Age. The marble interior has largely survived, although with extensive restoration. It is a building found in the Latin Quarter of Paris, France. The Pantheon has represented the greatest expression of the glory of Rome for more than two thousand years. It is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a facade modelled after the Pantheon in Rome surmounted by a dome that owes some of its character to Bramante’s “Tempietto”. The epigraph was written by Pietro Bembo. The first members were, among others, Antonio da Sangallo the younger, Jacopo Meneghino, Giovanni Mangone, Zuccari, Domenico Beccafumi, and Flaminio Vacca. The stucco relief on the left, Dream of St Joseph, is by Paolo Benaglia, and the one on the right, Rest during the flight from Egypt, is by Carlo Monaldi. The 4,535-tonne weight of the Roman concrete dome is concentrated on a ring of voussoirs 9.1 metres (30 ft) in diameter that form the oculus, while the downward thrust of the dome is carried by eight barrel vaults in the 6.4-metre-thick (21 ft) drum wall into eight piers. Among those buried there are the painters Raphael and Annibale Carracci, the composer Arcangelo Corelli, and the architect Baldassare Peruzzi. Giuseppe Sacconi participated, but lost – he would later design the tomb of Umberto I in the opposite chapel. [57] These dimensions make more sense when expressed in ancient Roman units of measurement: The dome spans 150 Roman feet; the oculus is 30 Roman feet in diameter; the doorway is 40 Roman feet high. [51] The materials used in the concrete of the dome also vary. After 150 meters turn right at the Banca Etruria bank and then immediately left after a few meters. [30][31] This now-barely legible inscription reads: In 609, the Byzantine emperor Phocas gave the building to Pope Boniface IV, who converted it into a Christian church and consecrated it to St. Mary and the Martyrs on 13 May 609: "Another Pope, Boniface, asked the same [Emperor Phocas, in Constantinople] to order that in the old temple called the Pantheon, after the pagan filth was removed, a church should be made, to the holy virgin Mary and all the martyrs, so that the commemoration of the saints would take place henceforth where not gods but demons were formerly worshipped. From the first to the second cornice: alternating layers of volcanic tuff and broken tiles or bricks embedded in the same cement. Until the 5th century, it was a temple dedicated to all the Roman gods. The Pantheon is full of such devices – for example, there are relieving arches over the recesses inside – but all these arches were hidden by marble facing on the interior and possibly by stone revetment or stucco on the exterior. To the sides are paintings (1661) by Francesco Cozza, one of the Virtuosi: Adoration of the Shepherds on left side and Adoration of the Magi on right. Enshrined on the apse above the high altar is a 7th-century Byzantine icon of the Virgin and Child, given by Phocas to Pope Boniface IV on the occasion of the dedication of the Pantheon for Christian worship on 13 May 609. Excavations carried out in the square (Piazza della Rotunda) in front of the Pantheon have revealed that the ancient street level was around two meters below the present level. Instead, after the intended columns failed to arrive, the builders made many awkward adjustments in order to use shafts 40 Roman feet tall and capitals eight Roman feet tall. The building is therefore based on the dimensions of a perfect sphere. Inside the large squares are circles which form diagonal rows in a subtle contrast to the major north-south axis of the building. [49] These were thought to be a 15th century replacement for the original, mainly because they were deemed by contemporary architects to be too small for the door frames. Later construction raised the level of the ground leading to the portico, eliminating these steps. Filippo Brunelleschi, among other architects, looked to the Pantheon as inspiration for their works. This consists of a checker-board pattern using grey granite, red porphyry and white or yellow marble. Pantheon A circular temple in Rome, completed around ad 125 and dedicated to all the gods. The term ‘pan’ means all and ‘theon’ means the gods in Greek. On coins, the same words, "M. Agrippa L.f cos. tertium", were the ones used to refer to him after his death; consul tertium serving as "a sort of posthumous cognomen ex virtute, a remembrance of the fact that, of all the men of his generation apart from Augustus himself, he was the only one to hold the consulship thrice. [65][66] In antiquity, the coffers may have contained bronze rosettes symbolising the starry firmament. At the very top, where the dome would be at its weakest and vulnerable to collapse, the oculus actually lightens the load. Would love your thoughts, please comment. "[20] However, archaeological excavations have shown that the Pantheon of Agrippa had been completely destroyed except for the façade. BETH HARRIS: The Pantheon originally contained sculptures of the gods, of the deified emperors, we think. The present arrangement is from 1811, designed by Antonio Muñoz. A pantheon, instead, was dedicated to the all deities. Due to the removal of the Roman sculpture on the inside, however, we cannot be sure exactly which gods the temple was dedicated to. However, Paul the Deacon records the spoliation of the building by the Emperor Constans II, who visited Rome in July 663: Remaining at Rome twelve days he pulled down everything that in ancient times had been made of metal for the ornament of the city, to such an extent that he even stripped off the roof of the church [of the blessed Mary], which at one time was called the Pantheon, and had been founded in honour of all the gods and was now by the consent of the former rulers the place of all the martyrs; and he took away from there the bronze tiles and sent them with all the other ornaments to Constantinople. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome.. The large bronze doors to the cella, measuring 4.45m wide by 7.53m high, are the oldest in Rome. Normally, temples were dedicated to one or two gods or, rarely, three gods. [27] How the building was actually used is not known. In addition if we visualize a square fitting exactly into the cylinder of the rotunda, with an identical square standing immediately next to it towards the north, this second square would extend to the corner columns of the portico (with its sides exactly corresponding to the centres of the outer columns) and its height would be the same as that of the transitional block (as well as of the top of the pediment as originally planned). The first Pantheon was built during the years 27-25 BC by Marcus Agrippa. The Pantheon at Rome is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome.. The only definite pantheon recorded earlier than Agrippa's was at Antioch in Syria, though it is only mentioned by a sixth-century source. [3] The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 43 metres (142 ft).[4]. [25], The Augustan Pantheon was destroyed along with other buildings in a huge fire in the year 80 AD. The two massive bronze doors measuring 12 x 7.5 meters are not original (in fact they are too small for the door frame) and probably date to the Middle Ages. The Pantheon is a building in the Latin Quarter in Paris.. Mary and the Martyrs,” commonly referred to as “Santa Maria Rotonda.” The reason it has been preserved so well is because of this conversion and its continuous use as a result of this. [50] However, analysis of the fusion technique confirmed that these are the original Roman doors,[49] a rare example of Roman monumental bronze surviving, despite cleaning and the application of Christian motifs over the course of centuries. [16] The former would help explain how the building could have so easily lost its original name and purpose (Ziolkowski contends that it was originally the Temple of Mars in Campo)[17] in such a relatively short period of time.[18]. Upon passing through the doors at the back of the portico one enters the single inner room or cella of the temple, a circular hall covered by a vast hemispherical dome. This strange feature may be explained by the theory that the original intention was to use granite columns with shafts 50 Roman feet tall and capitals 10 Roman feet tall, instead of the smaller shafts of 40 Roman feet and capitals of 8 Roman feet that now exist. If the Pantheon is viewed from a distance it is clear that there is the outline of a second higher pediment where the roof of the porch joins the intermediate block in front of the rotonda. We are dedicated to your game. This wall is surmounted by a hemispherical dome with a large central hole (the “oculus”). Her argument is particularly interesting in light of Heilmeyer's argument that, based on stylistic evidence, Apollodorus of Damascus, Trajan's architect, was the obvious architect. The golden lamp above the tomb burns in honor of Victor Emmanuel III, who died in exile in 1947. next to it towards the north, this second square would, 30.40 metres (external) 21.70 metres (internal), Octagonal Hall – Baths of Diocletian – Rome, It was merely restored by Hadrian (emperor from 117 to 138 AD), as stated in the. However we don’t know for sure why the pantheon was built. Finished by Hadrian but not claimed as one of his works, it used the text of the original inscription on the new façade (a common practice in Hadrian's rebuilding projects all over Rome; the only building on which Hadrian put his own name was the Temple to the Deified Trajan). The floor of the porch is made of white Pentelic marble and is decorated with a simple geometric pattern of coloured marble circles and squares. [64] The oculus also serves as a cooling and ventilation method. From the second cornice onwards: cement predominantly containing crushed and broken bricks. It burned in the great fire of 80 AD, was rebuilt by Emperor Domitian, but was struck by lightning and burned again in 110 AD. In the 15th century, the Pantheon was adorned with paintings: the best-known is the Annunciation by Melozzo da Forlì. Around the 7th century A.D., the pantheon was turned into a church. It was about the earthly sphere meeting the heavenly sphere. Pantheon Hockey is a field hockey equipment and clothing company based in Manchester, UK. The only local Italian stone in the original decorations of the Pantheon is the fine white marble from Carrara in Tuscany, which was used for the Corinthian capitals and the small pediments of the aedicules. The Pantheon is in use as a Catholic church. 2. The central tower could have been used to lift materials and workers to any level of the dome as it rose. On 26 May 1929, this deaconry was suppressed to establish the Cardinal Deaconry of S. Apollinare alle Terme Neroniane-Alessandrine. It contains a pair of staircases that give access to the roof and its external marble walls are decorated by fluted pilasters and a series of three-foot-tall bas relief friezes of candelabra, ribbons and festoons, with various utensils used in religious ceremonies. [58] The Pantheon still holds the record for the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome. This engineering tour de force has exerted an enormous influence on the history of Western architecture as it seems to have been deliberately designed to surprise the visitor, due to its interior that vastly surpasses the exterior in splendour. A projecting portico or porch, faced by a façade consisting of 8 columns at the front and two at the sides. The text uses the word “instauravit”, which indicates a restoration rather than a rebuilding. [47] After being unloaded near the Mausoleum of Augustus, the site of the Pantheon was still about 700 metres away. not "Aedes Panthei" (temple of all the gods). 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