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Pantheon, Rome that was begun in 27 BCE by the statesman Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, probably as a building of the ordinary Classical temple type—rectangular with a gabled roof supported by a colonnade on all sides and then completely rebuilt by emperor Hadrian sometime between 118 and 128 CE, and some alterations were made in the early 3rd century by the emperors Septimius Severus and Caracalla. Today the building exists entirely in its original form. The structure has been an enduring source of inspiration to architects since the Renaissance.

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