Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Pantheon converted to Christian church in 7th century

Pantheon Mural Detail
Pantheon Mural Detail, originally uploaded by mharrsch.
"Until the 5th century, the Pantheon was a temple dedicated to all the Roman gods. In 609, Emperor Phocas gave it to Pope Boniface IV, who consecrated it, dedicated it to St. Mary and all the Christian martyrs, and renamed it Santa Maria ad Martyres." - Monolithic.com

By this time, we were too tired to walk the 1.5 kilometers back to the Metro station so we hailed a cab for the trip back to the hotel (only 7.50 EUR)
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